Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Happy Creative 2009 To You

Happy 2009,

I hope you have all had a peaceful and happy Christmas and are looking forward to a fresh New Year. I am one of those people who cannot wait to get the Christmas decorations up as early as possible. As soon as new year day arrives though, I cannot wait to pack them away and banish any tinsel from the house. I love starting the New Year basically and I like to start it fresh.

Even with all the talk of doom and gloom (and any small business can simple not ignore that) I believe that having a positive and creative approach will make 2009 a year to enjoy.

It is hard to believe that The Crafty Alley Shop will turn One in March. As we move into our second year we have lots of exciting events, ideas and promotions planned to keep not only ourselves but our customers inspired and creating.

In two weeks time we will launch our new Adult and Junior Workshop schedule. There will be some of the old favourites on the list but plenty of new ideas too.

Also we are now opening our classroom to instructors to use our facilities and run their own classes. This happened informally last year and was a great success. Art teachers and crafters can now rent the room on a half day or full day basis and run their own workshops in their specialised areas. This will open up lots of new workshops for our customers also.

So as we dust of Christmas and clear the way for the New Year we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued loyalty and support and looking forward to helping you achieve your creative goals in 2009.

If you would like some ideas on how to set these creative goals and make 2009 a year of inspirations and productivity, read my next post where I share some ideas on how to make a start.


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