Appreciation

Happy New Year!

By Christina Timm

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Happy New Year!!! As we look back at 2018 we get to enjoy all the memories that each season provides. For spring we remember Easter shipping week where we sleeved up hundreds of Easter lilies, Hydrangeas, and mums, and packed them up to be shipped out before Easter. Also, during this time we were busy growing and maintaining a wide selection of annuals and planting up our Lynde Design patio pots and hanging baskets. As we approach May, our biggest month, we can restock the store 2 or even 3 times a day, while also pulling orders for deliveries.

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May always seems to fly by so quickly, so it’s kind of a relief when June rolls around and we start to see our repeat customers come in. As the hot summer days roll on by we start to think about autumn. Mums, pumpkins, and warms colors are a nice change. Last year was the first Fall Planting Workshop and we completely sold out with a group of about 40 people. You can look forward to us hosting that workshop again this coming year. The holidays are another big season to prepare for. If you have ever come in during September or October, you might have seen the retail staff making bows or splitting berries. Even when one project is finished, there is always another to fill its place.

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So, as we look back on another busy year, we can always suggest slowing down and taking it all in, but if you have ever worked retail you know what I mean when I say it can be hard to take a step back and slow down. When time is of the essence and the projects keep piling up, there is no time to stop and smell the roses. However, we can always take a moment to appreciate the people working around us and the customers we do our best to help.

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There are some days we can get stuck in our own little world and can forget that we are all part of a team. That by working together we can grow, create, and maintain wonderful products for our neighbors. So, to start the new year off right, please take the time to show the people around you that you see, work, or talk to daily that you appreciate them. It could be as simple as a ‘Job well done’ or a compliment on a project they completed. Whatever it is, it will make them feel good knowing someone is taking notice of all their hard work.

Happy 2019 everyone! Let’s make it another great year!

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Because it’s a new year, why not start the year off right with a new idea. So, what’s this new idea you might ask?? Well we are toying around the idea of a delivery service that will bring a new seasonal inspired container every spring, summer, fall, and winter. That’s right. You could sign up to have a fresh container garden delivered to your home every new season. So, before we dive into the dirt we wanted to see what our customers thought of this idea! Please take 1 minute to share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below! Thank you!

 

1.       Would you be interested in a delivery service that brought you a new container every season?

2.       If the product were available today, how likely would you be to buy the product?

3.       Would you be interested in a container every season or just in May and November?

4.       What size container best fits your needs?

Please leave your answers in the comments below! Thank you!


Spreading Holiday Appreciation

From the Lynde Crew:

It’s that time of the year again and the holidays are creeping up. It’s the time to put up the Christmas tree if you haven’t already, it’s time to bake cookies and make sweets, and gather around with loved ones. It’s also that time of the year we look back and reflect on what we have accomplished or maybe what we haven’t gotten to. There’s a question we asked our little ones: have you been naughty or nice.

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It seems the holiday season brings out a giving side that should probably come out more often. We give to our families, to our friends, to children, and to people less fortunate. We gather and celebrate with family telling stories and reuniting. We buy things, wrap them up, and gift them off. We cook food and bake cookies, eating to our hearts content. We are busy doing this and busy preparing that. It can be hard to slow down and take a moment to enjoy the light snowfall of big, sparkly flakes without worrying how traffic is going to be on the way home, or taking the time to enjoy the holiday lights and festive decorations that our neighbors put up. The holidays are so much more than just the hustle and bustle of preparations.

We think the most important thing about the holidays is taking the time to appreciate the people around us. We want to thank all our loyal customers that have continued to shop with us throughout the years. We appreciate seeing so many familiar faces walk in every season. So, here’s to you, a local fan who continues to shop local, season after season.

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So, take a moment when you’re done reading this to stop, and know that you are appreciated as a loyal customer, a friendly face, and a smile. But let’s not pretend that’s all you are; you are a father, mother, uncle, aunt, grandpa, or grandma and all those things are what makes you extra special to someone else. The Christmas tree, presents, and cookies may create the holidays, but you and who you are with are what make the holidays special.

Happy holidays from your Lynde Crew!