It’s easy to get into the holiday spirit, especially when you have an excuse to bring out a pink tree. In our waterside resort town, however, the off season is similar to that feeling you get when taking down your holiday decorations. Growing up with a mother who sometimes didn’t take down the Christmas tree until summer (or one year, not at all), I have a tough time parting with the trees, wreaths, ornaments and ribbons. The same holds true for our customers. Soon the realization will set in that our friends are hibernating in their hometowns and will not return until spring. It will be a quiet life managing a website and not a shop filled with friends.
During the past few weeks, we have heard from customers who visited us during the bustling summer months. You have made us sentimental for the summer. We love catching up with you and helping you create that perfect pillow for your new grandbaby or etching the ornament celebrating that new engagement. We are so fortunate to offer custom gifts, and we are even more fortunate to have loyal customers like you who return every season for that special something. Thank you for reconnecting with us. You are that little bit of summer we need in our lives this off season.