We honestly still cannot believe that 10 days has passed since we launched our first Instagram giveaway, and here we are, having already selected a winner! We're currently waiting for this lucky lady to get back to us and claim her prize, before we announce the results officially on our Instagram account. So exciting! 😍
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and fans who participated - without you, this giveaway would not have seen such success! For those who didn't win, please don't feel disheartened. Our next Instagram giveaway is already in the works, and we'll be going live very soon before you know it! (Hint: We'll be partnering with a modern day Snow White).
This first successful collaboration/giveaway with the amazing @zulma_berenice has taught us so many things in life. Firstly, there are truly wonderful people in this world. Zulma for one, has been supportive, kind and helpful right from the get-go. Honestly, we would have failed miserably if it wasn't for her working her charm and magic. Some people stick to you for what they can get out of you, but there are those few that are with you all the way, and help you unconditionally. We're so thankful for this new found friendship and truly treasure every bit of it! So, treasure your true friends and count your blessings that your paths crossed!
At times, life can be hard. Challenging and to some extent, a test of patience. While we love the things we do, we're not perfect. Social media is very new to some of us and we have to admit that we do struggle at times. For instance, our Instagram account had only a handful of fans when we first started, and has amazingly surpassed the 500 mark as of today. We still have a lot of work to do, and a lot of room to grow we realize, but sometimes, it helps to take a step back and celebrate small successes like these. It can be very intimidating to see others with thousands or more followers, but always remember that they all had to start at ground zero too. So as I always tell the team, keep at it and never give up!
And last but not least, I'll leave you with this quote from James Keller (first seen on Zulma's Instagram account) - "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." I personally find these words so true and it really resonated with me. We can all learn from one another or feel proud helping another person in need. It's not always about what's in it for us - but rather, that sense of accomplishment and satisfaction you get knowing that you've made someone's day.
For example, this morning, we received a very cute note from a customer
with the following message, and the team was elated! Sure, it may just
be a note but it's true what they say - it's the thought that counts.
So till next time, chin up and stay retro! 💛