As this is our first Christmas in business we really had no idea how busy we were going to be. It was really hard to get ready for the unknown. We attended 4 Christmas Fairs so knew we needed lots of books wrapped and ready for these and had a great time meeting people and explaining our concept….but we completely under estimated our Etsy Shop orders.
At one point we even had to close the Etsy shop doors so we could catch up. Over the last 30 days we received over 70 orders which is fantastic and completely unexpected! We have certainly learnt some lessons for next year!
I’m so excited to hear how all the Christmas orders are received on Christmas day if they are being given as gifts! Please let us know and take photos – we will always share pictures!
Whilst we were buried under brown paper and double sided sticky tape (alright Blue Peter!) our Instagram followers smashed 2000 and also our Etsy orders went past the 200 mark! AMAZING!! Thankyou everyone!!
We are reflecting on our first 8 months in business in 2016 and think we have come such a long way – and we wouldn’t have managed it without everyone’s fantastic support and constant appreciation for the concept and what we do. Also a huge thanks to our Instagram Blind Date Book Company Reps who have posted some great images over the past few weeks. We will be looking for 4 more reps for the months of February & March 2017 so keep your eyes peeled!
In 2017 we have some exciting things happening – we will share these nearer the time – so watch this space! We will be adding some new items to our shop listings and also offering buyers new ways of buying their Blind Date Books.
Some of you may not be aware that when I write this and talk about ‘we’ and ‘us’ I am just actually ‘I’ and ‘me’. Its just me (Katy) wrapping, sticking, folding and parcelling up your Blind Date Books. I love my little business and I honestly do a little happy dance every time someone orders from me, so thank you!
One last thing to say and that is MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you all in January 2017!