Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bring on 2017!!

It's that time of year when we say goodbye to one year and welcome in another year.  Good bye 2016 and Hello 2017!  What does the coming of the new year mean to you?  I am not a New Year's Eve party person, so my night is spent quietly at home, going to bed before midnight.  I rarely ring in the new year anymore.  I change the calendar on January 1st and spend time with family, that is about it. 

Business wise, though, it is a time to reflect on what worked and what didn't, and look forward to what's ahead.  It's also time to catch up on paperwork and get ready to close the books on 2016.

So, what is ahead for Bear Family Gifts in 2017?  I don't expect a lot of major changes.  I will have to raise the shipping charges a little to cover the increase in price that the postal service had in 2016.

Bunny Bride and Groom
Bunny Bride and Groom
I am almost out of the adorable bunnies shown in this picture.  I do not have a supplier to buy more, so I will have to discontinue all products using bunnies once they are gone.  That makes me sad as these bunnies were really cute and I enjoyed using them.

 I hope to have a new Valentine's product up in a few weeks, as well as a re organization of the Valentine's Gift Ideas page.

I always dream of cleaning up my crafting room/office, but that never seems to get very far.  Maybe this will be the year!

Be sure to check out my Sample Sale page for some great deals.

Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays!!

Bearing Gifts Bear
BEARing Gifts Bear
Just a quick note today to inform you that we will be closed from December 21st until December 26th.  All orders have been sent on their merry way and hopefully will be bringing a few smiles to someone's face this Christmas.

Thank you for a wonderful business year.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday, whatever one you may celebrate.

See you on the 26th!
P.S.  If you ever have any problems with a link in my blog, or a problem on a web site page, please let me know.  I appreciate having other eyes on my work, as I don't always catch mistakes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Is Almost Here!

Hello Friends,

The first thing I want to say is Happy Anniversary to me!!  Thirty years ago today, I married the man who still puts up with me and my bears.  Couldn't have made a better choice.  He now participates in my business a little by making stethocopes for me.  I have more things in mind for him next year.

The second thing I want to say is that there are still a few things I could mail out in time for you to receive before Christmas.  Link to the Sample Sale items is below.  In addition to those items would be the following:

Red and Gold Christmas Angel Bear - one available

Panda Christmas Sweater Bear - one available

Holiday Sweater Bear - one available with green Christmas sweater only

Be sure to use your 15% coupon code if you decide to order one of these.

That's it!  Christmas is almost here!!!

Sample Sale
is still on, stop by and take a look.  The page includes lots of items, most of which there is only one available.  These items include 1 fall item, several Valentine items, some Breast Cancer awareness and Patriotic items, among others.  Most items are 25 to 30 percent off the regular retail price.   I'd love to see the sample teddy bear arrangements find a new home before the new year, so you can take 15% off those items as well, through the end of 2016.  Use coupon code "bfg" to get that done.

Have a good week!