As this crazy year comes to an end, we are choosing to step back and focus on the positive things that have come out of it. Of course it would be easy to dwell on the negatives: there were setbacks, disappointments and new learning curves, but we also have so much to be grateful for. We have narrowed it down and would like to share our top three.
Number one, our loyal customers, friends, mentors, and our families have had our back. We couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you! You have been our rock, our cheerleaders, our shoulders to cry on and the push we needed to get back up and try again. Thank you for your support, love and patience.
Number two, our ASTRA community and small business owner friends...thank you for showing us the way to keep going! When we learned that the ASTRA Marketplace was canceled in June we were devastated. All the inventory we had stocked, all the prep work, everything... for nothing. Then you wowed us by putting together a virtual trade show in no time that was SO MUCH FUN! We learned how to pivot and succeed from the most amazing group of people. We put together digital kits so you could sell ChattySnaps online and you guys rocked it. We couldn’t be more grateful for all your heart and the life lessons you have shared. Thank you!
And last, but certainly not least, a HUGE thank you to our sales reps, especially Lisa and Sandi from Diverse Marketing, who kept going when all seemed lost. You managed to keep so many of us alive this year and we are so VERY grateful! Thank you to our new customers, The Wild Child in Glencoe and Wilmette, IL, Beat Street in Winnetka, IL, and Santa’s TOYS in Owensboro, KY for taking a chance on us amidst shut-downs and slow in-store shopping. We appreciate your support and look forward to a much better 2021.
A heartfelt thank you to you all! We wish everyone a healthy and happy new year!