well, the holiday rush has just about come to a close. i’ve been able to get a few zzzzs, and even shove a few of our own christmas cards out the door…as well as go to the grocery store and take more regular showers, which everyone in this household is thankful for. i have to admit, it’s nice to go to bed earlier than 2 a.m. again! the exciting news is that over 3500 households will be receiving a calliespondence holiday card this year. 3500+! boggles my mind. crazy.
i can’t tell you how humbled i am by all of the orders i received this holiday season. i never know going into these holiday seasons how busy i’m going to be (this being my big 2nd one), and i was purely blown away. it may seem like just a christmas card to some people, but i know how i feel about christmas cards – and they are so much more than a piece of paper. an imprint of your style and likeness in this year, 2011. an entry saved in a stack of your family’s holiday cards to look through over the years, or maybe you frame them all together to show the progress of each family member. a birth announcement saved in a baby book. these are not things i take for granted, and i am so very honored that so many people would want me to help them preserve this year in the form of a holiday card.
i also am lucky enough to have received some truly sweet and touching client feedback. i really have the nicest, most thoughtful clients in the world. i can’t tell you how great it makes me feel when someone loves their cards, and takes the time to send me an email or a text letting me know. it makes me well up with tears sometimes (not that that’s hard to do while still nursing! oh the hormones…). that’s the kind of client experience that i envisioned when i dreamt up calliespondence – there is someone who cares on the other end of the email. i just don’t think you can get that a lot of places these days. and maybe this isn’t a very smart business strategy, but i never want calliespondence to become so big that i don’t get to know my clients and lose that personal touch…because that’s why i do this and why i love it.
so thank you all – for reading the blog, for letting me design your holiday cards, for thinking of me when you have a baby to announce, for commenting on facebook, for telling a friend about calliespondence, for making this little pipe dream into a reality. i have to say, a couple of years ago i never thought it would happen, but i guess it’s just one of those christmas miracles.
they really do exist, y’all.
p.s. a special thanks to rbb who affixed a good many of those cards’ pictures…he’s the best!