One of the most rewarding things about owning a small business is that you all become like family. We eat together, we drink together, we enjoy parties together, we talk about life and we hug, a lot.
Then this pandemic happens and even though we can’t be together, nothing breaks the bond.
I was so incredibly grateful this weekend to all of you. Last week was hard for me. I was missing all of you coming out to the studio for our annual Valentine’s Sale. Other events have been missed over the year too but this one hit me especially hard because it marks a whole year since I have seen most of you. Isn’t that crazy? I don’t think any of us could have anticipated that the pandemic would have had this big of an impact or lasted this long.
Today I want to thank you so much for making our Valentine’s sale such a big success online. Your support means everything to me. Not only this weekend but over the past year. I honestly experienced many sleepless nights where I anticipated that I wouldn’t be able to keep things going. You have made me realize that I can. Just like family, you give me an overwhelming feeling of love and security. This year you have given me a tremendous gift and that is to believe in myself and keep creating, no matter what obstacles might come my way.
I have received so many beautiful messages from you as well. All of them make me well up with tears. Everything I make, design and create is because I want to help you feel good about yourself, feel empowered, assure you that you are more than enough. Messages like these are all that matters, I just had to share some of them with you today.
“You have been the best part of COVID. I don’t know how you do all you do & come up w so many amazing ideas, all the names of the jewelry & all of the rest. That’s called talent & you have it in spades.” Laura – Toronto, ON
“I just received my delivery. And OMG I’m so thrilled with everything, I want to thank you for being able to do these. I can’t wait to wear each piece. As I wear them I will snap a pic. I hope to one day come down to meet you and actually visit your location in person, once all restrictions are lifted & this covid is over. You have such wonderful customer service & are one of the warmest people I have never yet met lol. You are a true gem! I wish I would have known of your business 20 years ago. God only knows how much I’d own.” Sandy– Simcoe, ON
“YOU ARE THE BEST! I heard from 3 of my friends today. They were absolutely thrilled with their bracelets and were stunned that you would hand deliver them. “ Pam – Ancaster, ON
“You out did yourself with the mask chains girl! I love them all! Thank you so much for customizing one just for me. All the girls at work will be so jealous.” Lori – St Catharines, ON
“I honestly saw these and thought of my friend right away. I know these will make her smile. I literally bust out into tears. Thank you Monica.” Krista, Brantford, ON
“Monica, thank you so much for hand delivering those mask chains to me, you filled my bucket to the brim on my birthday.” Heather, Bracebridge, ON
“Monica! You just made my life! I love you so!!! Please let me know how I can support this & surely I will repost if I am tagged! Also would love to buy some! Keep me in the loop & I love you very much! You my friend are light & I am so grateful we met & so thrilled with all you are doing.” Tiffany – Toronto, ON
You are my most favourite jewelry designer EVER! Vanessa Burlington, ON
Thank you all so much for being an important member of the glamjulz family.
Happy Family Day! I love you,