Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder
Here at Marigold & Grey, we are proud to call ourselves a small business. Small business life can be hard but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Every victory is requires a little (sometimes literal) blood, sweat and tears and that makes even the smallest success that much sweeter. For us, this means ribbon tying and re-tying until it looks JUST right. Even if it’s an order of 300 gift boxes! It means answering emails after hours and on weekends to help those occasional clients who have procrastinated, yet still need just the right gift for someone they care about. It means sending actual emails to our customers rather than automated responses. It means having a real-life phone number that we answer rather than keeping our business limited to email only. It also means believing SO deeply in our mission that our voices are heard amidst a sea of big-box stores with huge advertising budgets and the ability to offers huge sales at the drop of a hat.
Being a small business means that our community is crucial to our success. Whether it is local artisans and vendors who supply us with their gorgeous goods or groups of our small business peers that build us back up when we are down such as Rising Tide Society and Savvy Business Owners, we would not be where we are without our amazing community! I can’t help but give a few shout outs to some of our closest partners….Fresh Bakes, Just Write Studios, Poppy & Scooter, Buttercream Bakeshop, Chouquette, Waxing Kara, Plum Pretty Sugar, Parris Chic Boutique, Garter Girl, Lark Fine Foods, Engaging Affairs, Grit & Grace, and so many more!
While this weekend is a big deal for some of the retail giants out there, it is also an opportunity for us to support our local communities and neighbors. ‘Shop Small’ isn’t just a slogan. It is a way to say ‘I see you’ to the small businesses that keep our communities vibrant. It is our way of life.
Today we take this opportunity to raise our glasses to all the other small business owners out there! We see the hard work and sacrifices you are making. We see you, we applaud you, and we relate to you. Thank you for your support. Equally as important, we thank our customers who also see us and appreciate us. Without you and your faith in us, we wouldn’t be where we are, doing what we love to do each day.
To express our sincere appreciation, we are offering 20% off and FREE SHIPPING for our entire ready-made gift box collection. The Annual Sale runs from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, while supplies last.