Happy 2015! It’s just a little more than a week into the new year, and already I have made some lasting memories, survived the flu, and read two great books. But before I start rambling on about the new year, I want to tell you about a few highlights of our 2014 holiday season.
First, thank you so much to all of our wonderful customers, friends and family who were supportive of our small business over the past year! You helped to make 2014 the best year yet for The Bookish Life, and we cannot thank you enough. We are sincerely grateful to every person who helped spread the word about our little etsy shop or our stand at the farmers’ market, and each of you who chose to buy a piece of artwork, a necklace or other handmade trinket to give as a gift. We were grateful to participate in 3 successful holiday shows in the month of November and to have a busy holiday season in our online shop. Here are a few shots from our holiday shows, one with my 10 year old helper!
After the holiday rush slowed down, our family enjoyed some downtime and a little holiday magic. We took our kids on a Polar Express train ride just before Christmas. The train was decorated like the train from the book and went to the “North Pole.” We got cookies and hot chocolate, and the kids got a special bell from Santa. My favorite thing about the experience was when our kiddos danced up and down the aisles with the chef. It was just so sweet to see my 8 and 10 year olds full of holiday spirit.
We enjoyed a day at our local library sipping hot chocolate, listening to a local musician and seeing real live reindeer. We also visited a train and lego show at Olbrich Gardens, and of course we did our fair share of holiday crafting and baking.
And just like that, 2014 is gone. We hope that you had a beautiful year and that 2015 brings you happy days, good books and rays of sunshine when you need it most.