Well what a month it's been here at Goddess HQ!
I'll tell you all about it in a minute but first I want to know about you. How have you been and what have you been doing? So when you've finished reading why not leave a comment to let me know?
We've had half term this month so there have been lots of mummy/daughter activities going on for myself and Mini Goddess including a trip to the cinema. I was a bit apprehensive about taking her because I wasn't sure she'd sit still and quite for the duration but thankfully she proved me wrong!
Business wise there's been lots going on too. It's always tough as a single mum trying to juggle work and childcare over the school holidays. I took a few extra days off during that week but I've got to say I'd be lost without Ma & Pa Goddess when it comes to time off school!
I was hoping to have an exciting new product for you this month but I've not quite managed to get all my ducks in a row and make it happen so keep your eyes peeled for some exciting news in March.
I have however managed to give my wonderful website a long overdue overhaul. I'm pleased with the results and think it looks really good. It also works much better from mobile devices, which most of you use these days. The eagle eyed among you will have noticed an exciting new category in my online store, 'Special Offers' It really does what it says on the tin and it's where you'll find the offers I have running at any given time so it's well worth checking out.
Oh and one final piece of news that totally thrilled me in February... I officially became the very first memorial jeweller to be accepted as a member of the Good Funeral Guild. I do love what I do but it's so nice to receive a little 'official' recognition!
Until next time...
If you read my post from last week then you'll already be aware that prices were going up today. I hate to do it but after a 4 fold increase in costs since I last put my prices up i'm afraid it's unavoidable. The new pricing structure is currently being updated and implemented in my store but you can see a list of prices below:
Memorial Charm Beads (Stainless steel core) £65.00
Memorial Charm Beads (Sterling Silver core) £98.00
Memorial Pendant (Lentil with Stainless steel necklace)£66.00
Memorial Pendant (Heart with Stainless steel necklace )£75.00
Memorial Pendant (Lentil with Sterling silver necklace) £121.00
Memorial Pendant (Heart with Sterling silver necklace )£143.00
Memorial Keyring (Lentil) £66.00
Memorial Keyring (Heart) £71.50
Memorial Touchstone (Lentil) £63.00
Memorial Touchstone (Heart) £69.00
As I said earlier, this isn't through choice but through necessity. To compensate for the increase, throughout the year, I'll be unveiling some spectacular new products at incredible prices so to hear about them first make sure you're part of my mailing list, you can join it here by requesting your FREE brochure.
How are you? How has the start of the year been for you, still sticking to those resolutions?
I'm doing fairly well with mine. I banished all technology from my bedroom this month, I've gone back to a traditional alarm clock rather than relying on my phone and I've found that I'm actually getting a much better nights sleep without the temptation of looking at emails when I wake up and check the time.
Enough about us though and on to business. I've got both good and bad new this month so I'll get the bad out of the way first.
I'm sorry to say it but after doing lots of sums over the Christmas break I'm going to have to put my prices up. My costs have gone up 4 fold over the last year with all but one of my suppliers posing price increases, unfortunately this means that I just can't sustain the level of pricing I've been offering.
BUT (now for the good news)... rather than putting them up straight away I wanted to give you all some notice so you can make the most of the prices before the increase.
Prices will be going up on Monday 30th January 2017.
So if you've been umming and ahhing now is the time to take action, you have until Midnight on Sunday 29th January to place your order at the existing price. After that price will be going up. So visit the store page to place your order before it's too late.
Well can you believe it, Christmas over for yet another year! I hope you all had a fabulous day, or days if you're like me.
I also hope that the sadness of those that are no longer with us wasn't too much to bear and that you were able to look back at fond memories and happy times together.
So come Saturday night I'll be tucking myself up in bed and doing my best to sleep through the damn fireworks in readiness for getting up on sunday morning with a spring in my step as we venture into our new year.
My first job of 2017 will be to rid the house of tinsel and trimmings as It's Mini Goddess's birthday on the 2nd so I need to make space for the birthday banners and another round of presents. I do love putting the Christmas tree up and all the decorations but I love the feeling of space you get when it all comes down again.
I'd love to hear what you love/hate about this time of year and how you celebrate and remember the loved ones that can't be with us so why not share it with me by leaveing a comment?
I'll be back to work on Tuesday the 3rd of January - see you all soon!
Owner and Artist at The Glass Goddess.