"And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been"
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
As we escort the past year to its denouement and greet the new with enthusiasm, it's hard not to reminisce about the many changes that have occurred over the last twelve months in the world of glassybaby. We have new offices, new ovens, a new president, many new plans for growth in NYC...and by year's end glassybaby will have donated well over $700,000 to charities dedicated to health, healing and quality of life. It's been quite a year! We count our many blessings, and can hardly wait to see what 2012 has in store.
Will you spend New Year's Eve at a wild rumpus of a party with fountains of champagne? Or will you enjoy a quiet evening at home near the fire sipping a spot of bubbly from a glassybaby drinker. This is the way I am imagining our evening will go:
I used 'hope', 'halo', and 'creme brulee' glassybaby, and 'alice' drinkers.
Cindy shared with me two touching stories from the Bellevue store.
A lovely lady had been coming into glassybaby about every other month while she had been undergoing chemo for breast cancer. Cindy had helped her choose colors while providing a sympathetic ear. Yesterday she arrived sporting a colossal smile... it was her last chemo! After hugs and tears she bought a 'happiness' glassybaby.
Another lady who had finished her chemo for lung cancer was out celebrating with her friends. She said that Lee's story of courage during her own battle with lung cancer had deeply touched and encouraged her. She arrived in the store with her gal-pals (one of whom had given her a 'hope' gb when she was first diagnosed) and proceeded to cheerfully show her head where her hair was starting to grow in. She bought 'bff' for her friend who had originally given her 'hope'... and for herself... she obtained a glorious 'miracle'.
Don't forget the glassybaby Seconds Sale is coming up on Saturday, January 28. The doors will open at 9:00am at our Madrona studio/hotshop, 3406 East Union Street, Seattle, 98122. Hope to see you there!
Happy New Year dear glassybaby friends!
Let your light shine!
Until next time,