It’s May! Aka birthday month in our little family. Or, the perfect time to share another update from the corner stationery shop. If you missed it (because I barely shared it…), I wrote a little thing about the one-year anniversary of the online store.
So, what’s new at Warm Wishes? April started off very slowly, so slowly that I was worried it was going to be January 2.0. But, my community rallied and I received a ton of online orders which help offset the slower-than-usual local shopping. The good thing (though is it good?) is that other local business owners reported a slower April as well so it wasn’t Warm Wishes-specific. I am still learning those seasonal ebbs and flows and today I am just grateful the wind storm has died down outside and I can open my shop door and let in the sun in. Oh, also in April, my best friends from Iowa City visited and I was on the front page of the local paper. Let me know if you’d like to read the article and I can get you access.
This past weekend we had two very special events at the shop: an 11-year-old’s birthday party and a library book wreath-making event. It was fun to transform the shop in two very different ways as we went from balloon arches and vision boards on a wild Friday to serene paper rolling and hot glueing on a rainy Saturday.
This month brings Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation week, graduation, and recitals. We are hosting another birthday party and a Mother’s Day paper flower bouquet event at the store. Plus I’ve been working with folks in the community to plan a Friday night block party with food trucks, local hard cider, and a party in the alley with music by my DJ friends.
We are barreling toward the anniversary of the Bell Tower Festival pop-up shop and I am so excited for what we have planned. You’ll have to come visit!