Grow through what you go through
Weddings, birthday parties, baby showers – all suddenly, sadly, cancelled. I wasn't sure what I would have left of my business at the other side of it all. Peak season seed stuffing to zero orders in a matter of days!
My amazing staff are furloughed, but rather than furlough myself I wanted to keep going and keep trying. The thought of losing what I've worked so hard to build has sparked a fire in my belly that I haven't truly felt since the early days.
And I'm so glad I did! Distracted by the uncertainty in the news, I hadn't anticipated the determination of people to stay in touch with their loved ones, and just how important this would become.
Orders started coming in for seed and tea packets to send to friends, work colleagues and family, with heart-felt messages like “Just a wee something to brighten up your lockdown days!”, a simple "I miss you" or a beautiful saying like “where flowers bloom, so does hope".
People are ordering single packets to send direct to loved ones' doors. Their very own letterbox love! A message of hope combined with the gift of something to do at home and watch grow along with this new chapter.
I’m now coming into the studio twice a week, still on my own. Oh I miss my team! But it’s also been so nice for me to start doing the nitty gritty of the business again - the making and the packing. Seeing the gorgeous messages on the necklaces and seeds I’m creating are such a highlight of my week. I love what I do.
All of our existing seed or necklace designs can be adapted for any occasion. Inspired by all of your beautiful messages, I have also created some new designs specifically to send to loved ones you can’t meet up with.
We have to be apart for now, but we’re in this together and we can still stay lovingly connected.
Thank you so much to all of our customers, new and existing, for keeping us going through this time - it means more than you could imagine! And thank you Royal Mail for making it possible to send a bit of Letterbox Love ♥