2020 has been a tough year. Like everyone else, I never would have imagined being forced to shut down my business for a global pandemic. It has brought on a lot of fear of the unknown and worry about what the next day or month will bring. As 2020 comes to an end there are a lot of people looking forward to a better 2021. When I look back on 2020, I see so many blessings that I am so grateful for. In a year that brought so much hurt and hardship, it also brought gratitude, a patient heart, & peace. God has a plan, and we are so blessed that our B&B family continues to grow.
Here are just a few things that have made this year one to remember:
We survived a two month shutdown during a pandemic! Owning a small business is not for the faint of heart and even more so when you have so many unknowns thrown at you. We had our second child during the shutdown. I’m thankful for the time that we had to put our business on hold and just focus on our family and our new little one.
We gained so many new customers via social media! This continuous growth gave us the opportunity for Facebook Live sales where we got to interact with all of you while showing all of B&B’s new arrivals.
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary of being a storefront in Auburn, IN. When we started pursuing Auburn as our location we felt like we were taking a risk and hoping for the best. We are so thankful that we chose Auburn. We love small towns, we love being a part of a downtown community and we love that the community continually supports us. Our little business has grown so much over the past year and we are excited to see what 2021 will bring (hopefully one that is open every month of the year). 😉
In November, we began a monthly focus that we wanted to launch each month. For December, things got delayed with shipping and all the holidays so we are a little late on this release but better late than never right? This month we just wanted to reflect on what this year has brought and how thankful we are for where we have come. Our customers have asked for Birch & Bell Sweatshirts in the past so we are finally releasing some! If you have not had a sweatshirt that is corded crew, then you NEED this one! We just wanted to say thank you for showing us all of the love & support and we hope that 2021 is our best year yet!