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We've all had more time to reflect on what is most important in our lives; whether that be love, our businesses and careers, or simply the whole big picture in general. It may not be Thanksgiving just yet, but now is the perfect time to be grateful. Let's keep afloat with our blessings.
The number one thing I'm thankful for is my staff. This lovely bunch of people have helped me and our business through these challenging times - always doing so with a strong, positive attitude. They have generated so much content for our brand, making sure our wonderful customers never forget us.
(Photo below from our last staff lunch together in Feb 2020)
Thank you Logan, Tracy and Julia. ❤️
It just so happens that Logan's 7th work anniversary is coming up next week. I owe so much gratitude to him, with his longtime dedication to my two brands. He makes my (business) world go 'round with his fantastic photography, along with his bright and fun newsletters. He is a creative genius and Jack Of All Trades - always being there to solve ALL our problems from website issues to changing the water cooler bottle. 😊 He is not only a wonderful employee but a truly thoughtful and amazing human, as well.
Of course, I am so grateful to all of YOU, my customers that continue to support us. From simply liking and commenting on our social media, knowing that you see our posts is so helpful to us. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts to all of you that are still placing orders. We appreciate every one of you!
Thank-you to those who provide our Essential Services; they are essential for a reason - without them, we would have no groceries, no pharmacies, no deliveries. I am so very grateful for the hard work of our Healthcare Workers. I cannot imagine the great sacrifice these selfless people must make, being separated from their families to save and protect the lives of others.
We are absolutely all in this together.
In the words of our very own Dr. Bonnie Henry: Be Calm, Be Kind, Be Safe
My wonderful customers. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be here. I know that’s a bit of a cliché but it’s the honest truth. I'm one truly blessed person. I'm so thankful to be living my dream; to be a designer and make fantastic clothes for women of all sizes. Being able to do it in an eco-friendly, sustainable and truly Canadian way makes it even more special.
A successful woman does not get to stay in business as long as I have without the help and support of many others. I'm grateful for my support team and renewing old friendships. Sometimes those two things go hand in hand. A recent photo shoot in Olympic Village with a couple of models we began working with again was such a lovely reminder of our past projects and the many laughs we’ve had together. Scarlett Ballantyne and Viola Evans are so great to work with and just beautiful women inside and out.
Also, this year will mark 10 years that I have been working with my Canadian Agent Leah Tuttle. She's a remarkable woman who really understands our market and is responsible for getting my clothing in stores all across Canada. We'll be doing a blog about Leah in the near future. She really is an inspiration and I'm thankful to have her as part of the Diane Kennedy team
This year brought Barb Wilkins back into our fold as our Shipping/Customer Service specialist. We've known each other for many years and are happy to be working together again, along with the rest of my team. Tatyana Bardas our Pattern Maker and Design Assistant and, of course, Logan Rudrum our Media Director. I'm thankful for this dedicated team of lovely and hard working people.
Thanksgiving is important. Giving thanks and feeling gratitude for what you have is a simple concept, and yet we often forget to really feel grateful. Whatever you do to celebrate this time of year, may it bring you happiness and contentment.