Don't Let It Go!
Do you have one of these? Don’t let it go.....
I’ve been teaching for years. It goes back to my 1st ‘official’ job in the industry more than 14 years ago with Scenic Route. I’ve met thousands of people, been fortunate enough to travel & teach on 4 different continents, connected with amazing store owners over the years & have some of the best friends in my life because of this.
One thing that I’ve heard over & over & over again through the years when I walk into a brick & mortar scrapbook store to teach, and again this weekend at Treasured Memories always goes something like this ‘I love this place. It’s my home away from home. It’s one of the few places I can walk into and feel the stress & worry just fall away the minute I walk in the door. I feel happy here. It’s my safe place. The place I can go to get away. The place where I know I am welcome no matter what. I have made lifelong friends here.’ But the one that I hear every single time that always gets me... ‘I don’t know what I would do if the store closed down’.
And that statement has not a damn thing to do with the product they would have to go elsewhere to find. If you have a local scrapbook store, go there. Shop there. Spend money there. Sure, we all get lured in by big box coupons, free shipping, & more. Spend that extra few $ on adhesive at a scrapbook store. Drive a few extra miles to that scrapbook store to shop, even if it’s out of your way. Think you don’t have one? Search one out. The stores need you. They need us. They need us to shop there & support them. They are small business owners that pour their heart & soul & everything they have into their businesses. They need you. They need our support. 💕 Tell them how much you appreciate them. Then make a plan to go visit them. STAT!