Well, the pre-holiday rush has come and gone and now that the dust has settled and it’s time to temporarily close up for the season, I’m finally able to take a look at the numbers. I am blown away every year to see consistently climbing sales, and this year was no different. You officially beat last year’s holiday sales records 2 days before the end of the sale! WOW! And I had a huge push of orders in the two weeks between the end of the sale and today, when just like every other year, I close the shop up to spend the holidays focusing on my family and friends. And relaxing, because let’s be honest… from Halloween to the second week of December I’m non-stop soap in every possible spare moment I have.
If you have an outstanding order that is being processed right now, don’t worry – this just means there are no further orders able to be placed until January 2, 2017, when the shop re-opens. Currently outstanding orders are still being processed and my goal is to get them all out by the end of next week, with the latest ship date being Monday, December 19. Don’t forget that orders placed after December 4 cannot be guaranteed for Christmas, however, I’m doing everything I can do get you orders out as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Please remember that I’m a full time teacher and mama to a 5 and 2 year old, and GEEKSOAP is my second job in the evenings and on weekends. I even get up early on school days to pour a few bars before I leave for work to help keep up!
This season, I am grateful. Grateful for all of my customers, family, and friends who have supported me in almost SEVEN YEARS of GEEKSOAP success, grateful for your patience and understanding during the busiest season of the year, and grateful for the kindness and cheer you spread when you include sweet notes on your order or send me a follow up email when your geektastic soap gifts arrive to share how much you love them. You make GEEKSOAP. You are the reason I continue to pour love and heart into every bar I make, sometimes even around the clock! My heart swells with gratitude for being able to continue doing what I love and having GEEKSOAP as my creative outlet, all because of YOU. Thank you!
Thanks again for yet another successful holiday season at GEEKSOAP. Wishing you and yours a magical, geektastic holiday and happy new year! See you on January 2, 2017.