A Christmas Blog: Peace and Goodwill to All

Hello Everyone!  Thank you for joining me for our last blog of 2016.  Thank you for reading our posts, it has been good to have you by our virtual side :-).

I’ve been mulling over what to share with you in this last post. I know that many of you will likely be busy, maybe even worn out with preparations for Christmas and family gatherings. So, I thought perhaps this might be a perfect time to sit back and reflect, on your year, on mine, and maybe share a few Thank yous and thoughts …

As I look back, 2016 has been a year of many personal blessings and I’m so grateful for them.  One of the most major and brilliant of changes in terms of work, was taking the step to found and create ‘Butterfly Skies’.  We’ve been busy – planning, preparing and creating and it’s been wonderful.  We’ve met some great people on our journey – made new friends, and met fantastic customers too.  I’ve learned that I love making keepsakes and gifts.  The fine silver jewellery and Raised Impressions can mean so much – and we hope that all those opening their keepsake gifts from loved ones made by Butterfly Skies this Christmas – that they will prove a gift to treasure and enjoy.

There are a few ‘Thank Yous’ I would like to say to some people who’ve been very kind and helpful to us in 2016. Firstly, Victoria Casebourne, All the team at ‘The Keepsake Association’ and all the members – your help made this dream take flight, and the support, advice and care since has been nothing short of inspirational – Thank you all! To Steve – who made it possible through love and support every day, making some sacrifices to enable all this – I am forever grateful, My love. To dear family and dear friends – To Dad – stepping forward to offer your wonderful painting skills…in the words of Matisse – ‘creativity takes courage’ – So, Thank you, Dad, for sharing this journey with us. To my Mum and Brenda & Tony, Paul, Tanja & Joanna & our nephews – you’ve been top star supporters, customers and stall helpers – thank you! To friends – you know who you are – for your great love and encouragement – you all rock! And of course, Lastly – but by no means least – To All our Customers – We value you – thank you for choosing ‘Butterfly Skies’ and we hope to see you again…

With each year and it’s blessings, we also face some sadness and challenges as individuals, and societies.  So today, I wanted to remember those who might be facing challenges – with illness, with separation, with feelings of hopelessness, heartache, weariness, worry, or despair…May You All know peace, comfort and love in your hearts this Christmas time.  May you experience a new and fresh hope – healing, reconciliation, a helping hand, strength, courage, love and light in your lives…And To all those who minister to them, strength and blessings pressed down, shaken and running over, for all you give others…

This Christmas, may we all find a moment and space to reflect upon and celebrate the message of Christmas…One of miraculous hope, peace, light, and most of all Love…

Happy Christmas Everyone!

We’re so looking forward to seeing you in 2017!  We have some exciting new items to share with you… think upcycled wooden pallets, there will be more jewellery and more beautiful keepsakes to treasure too…

Take care everyone.

Until next time,

Anna xx

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