Hello and welcome to my first ever blog.
It’s been a busy few months setting up the Inkymite website and fulfilling orders for Christmas and market stalls. Until now, I hadn’t fully appreciated the amount of work that is involved in setting up a professional website and the infrastructure that is required for developing even a small business run from home. It really has been quite a learning curve!
In the process of thinking about the Inkymite ‘brand’, and considering who my current customers are and might potentially be, a sad reality came to light… That today’s society, with the ability to contact someone on the other side of the world with the mere touch of a button, seems to have lost the art of letter writing, and in many respects, communicating in a more personal and meaningful way. I myself am guilty of having lost touch with a number of people I’ve known over the years, and both my incoming and outgoing Birthday and Christmas cards have diminished considerably as a result.
I saw a story on the news the other night about some primary school children making Christmas cards and giving them to residents of a nursing home. The recipients were so grateful, and for many, this was the only card and Christmas message they would receive. Even the smallest gesture can often mean so much.
I personally love receiving a beautiful and thoughtful card in the mail, especially when it is such a rarity these days amongst the endless bills and junk mail, and am therefore going to make a considerable effort to start ‘re-connecting’ with some long lost buddies and family. Even if you don’t use an Inkymite card (although I obviously hope you do!), why not make a small effort to reconnect with a friend you haven’t seen for ages, or give a card or small gift to a work colleague who doesn’t have family to spend this time of year with, or even an elderly neighbour. You might just make someone’s day.
& Dudley – Inkymite’s resident Quality Control Fore(fur?)man and Box Inspector (as seen below hard at work)!