Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Message from the CEO

Welcome to 2015! Thank you to all who purchased from us in 2014! Because of you we were once again able to donate 10% of our earnings to 2 central Michigan homeless shelters; City Rescue Mission in Saginaw, and Good Samaritan in Bay City.

This past year we welcomed a new employee, Lady Fray. She will be making her debut on this blog later this month. We are currently in the middle of remodeling our work rooms and at the moment are not creating new items. The hope is to be back to work by the beginning of February. Lady Fray will tell everyone all about it in her premiere post.

Due to our increased inventory of Christmas and Yule ornaments in the ravenheartdesigns.etsy.com shop, the fourth quarter proved to be very busy. In addition, our ravensmysticmoon.etsy.com shop was given an exciting opportunity to bring some additional exposure to their products. We are all excited to be involved with Sacred Beginnings and will post more about that at a later date.

Looking ahead to the coming year, our plan is to continue to increase the holiday items listed at Raven Heart Designs, adding embroidered ornaments/decorations into the mix. We also plan to continue to add other embroidered items such as bibs and towels.

Over at Raven's Mystic Moon, our main goal is to continue to provide meditation/prayer beads and healing stone earrings. It took a little while, but the 3-in-1 earring sets we introduced several months ago are almost sold out and in need of an inventory replenishment. Our stock of meditation/prayer beads is also down and in need of an increase. We would like to add a few more embroidered items to that shop in the near future, too. Adding some embroidered items with inspirational quotes is an idea we have kicked around for awhile and feel now might be the right time.

Our long range plans still involve a shop on Zibbet.com and possibly some other sites, and we would love to participate in craft shows. The timeline for those projects will depend on how long it takes to replenish our inventories and any unexpected opportunities that may come along.

Best wishes to all in the coming year!

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