~ A Warm Wish from Susan ~

An Ivy Winter 2014

I invite you to join me in the kitchen, over by the oven and share a cup of tea. I have just put the kettle on. Our family dog, Buddy, is sprawled at my feet (keeping them warm as he so often does) on this cold day approaching the new year.

For the holidays, I created an outdoor tree. It is aglow, lighting up our porch and a wreath hangs on the front door. I am toasty warm under a blanket, thinking about things (as I tend to do) while working on the computer.

I search for the past, present and future Ivy supporters in the nooks and crannies of this vast internet. Perhaps you know where they gather & will drop them a note to help spread the news. Ivy’s success depends on locating them. I dabble along with modern technology. I feel it does circles around me and my boys will heartily agree. Come to think of it, they do circles around me too.

I am building an social network for Ivy here on WordPress, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Gravatar and any others I can find. Perhaps through one of these channels the friends of Ivy will find me.

Once you become a follower of Ivy, you will gain access to inside information to upcoming releases, rare pieces and exclusive items. First hand knowledge of scheduled retirements and tantalizing tidbits before the general public ~ including the progression of Ivy’s Kickstarter Venture before its launch on May 1st, 2015.  Quite possibly, if I feel brave enough, the bloops and outtakes from the kick video composed by my sons.  Knowing them, that will be another venture of its own, goodness me.

The focus of the campaign is not only to introduce a few exclusive items to the Ivy & Innocence product line, but kindle support and nurture appeal for existing pieces to add value to Ivy’s original pieces.

To be honest, I am a tad nervous and yet excited about the new year – launching a new campaign for Ivy and everything it entails. I’ve never put together a campaign before… should be notable, I think. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” they say, right?

This is my goal for 2015 and I pledge all that I can to make it so, although, Ivy needs more than I alone can give. I know it will flourish with our combined support, allowing another chapter in the storybook to open, ultimately, allowing Ivy to grow.

But, for now, the kettle whistles and I send out joyful blessings to you, my friend, this holiday season.

Warmest wishes from the bottom of my teacup,
~ Susan Reader

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore.


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