Hey, guess what? We’re moving this week! You’ve heard the rumors…so let’s set the record straight, shall we? After 11 years in business, 2016 had me noodling on how to continue to grow while meeting the needs of my clients in the absolute best way possible.
So, I did what I always do. I mixed things up a bit.
As the paper industry evolves within a booming digital market, and my business enters her teenage years, I’ve decided to make a bold shift: I’m closing my retail storefront and opening a home design studio.
After an intense 5+ months of construction that involved ripping the entire back off my house (while positioning the building in Centerville to sell at just the right time), the BIG DAY has arrived. As of Thursday, January 26th, The Envelope will hold consultations (by appointment only), from a brand new home studio in Oakwood. Seriously, you can still smell the sawdust.
So, what does this mean for you? It means a few things are changing, but a lot of things aren’t. I will keep doing most of the things I’ve always done (wedding and event invitations, stationery, personalized gifts), while letting go of the things that were no longer viable (carrying inventory and having regular retail hours).
Working by appointment from a home studio will allow me the flexibility to meet with customers when (and where) it’s convenient for THEM while giving me more freedom to continue strengthening the freelance relationships I’ve been building over the past few years.
Many of the products and services I’ll be offering from the home studio are staying exactly the same: custom invitations, stationery, calligraphy, save the dates, wedding programs, graduation announcements, personalized gifts, and more. And rest assured, you’re going to get the same great custom products and service you’ve come to expect– the process will just run a tad differently.
So, call me up (the phone number is the same), write me a message (the email is the same), or send a carrier pigeon…You can always call or email orders in, or give me a ring to see if you can swing by and place an order. Either way, thanks for sticking with me for over a decade; I’m excited to see what we can create together in 2017.