Recently, I’ve been having a little identity crisis for Thoughtfully Handmade. As you know, my slogan is Adjustable, affordable, adorable. While you can still personalize your cards with me and they are still cute, the prices of my cards have gone up. I was scared to do this- terrified actually. I still believe that $7 is too expensive to pay for a card, and I will never raise my prices that high. However, things have gotten more expensive and my time is now more valuable. What do I mean? Well, I’m about to show you what happens to your money after you purchase a $5 card.
*disclaimer: this story is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to real life events or real people are coincidental* Your boss just invited you to her Christmas dinner party. How exciting! However, convention dictates that you need to bring the hostess a gift. Usually, you’d bring a bottle of wine but a promotion is up for grabs, and you want to impress your boss. You don’t know her that well, and everyone is getting her a bottle of wine! What can you do?
You just received a new real estate client- congratulations! You want to show them your gratitude, make them feel cared for and to give them a personal welcome. After all, you want repeat clients! However, small gifts could be expensive and too generic. So what do you do?
Hello, hi, bonjour, hola! It’s midterm season, which means I’m a busy bee that barely has time to take a shower. How am I balancing school and business you ask? Well, read on to find out. So, this is a continuation of my series "How to Balance School and Business." Here’s the link to the first one so you can get caught up. I’ll still be here when you finish reading. Now that you've caught up let's begin!
When you get home, you still haven't thought of a fabulous gift idea because you've only known Brittany for a month, and you don't know enough about her to get her something that she would honestly want. You don't want to buy Brittany a generic, crappy gift because she means a lot to you. What do you do? During the weekend, you're at your local farmers market, and while you're browsing, you come across this vendor called Thoughtfully Handmade. You think, "Wow! This card is perfect. Unlike a dollar store card, it's a bespoke gift, made by hand and a lot of effort has been put in to craft such a beautiful handmade card."