This Saturday the 9th of May is the fifth anniversary of the day that we opened. Normally we would be celebrating by inviting you to come and join us for cake, a moderate amount of party atmosphere and a special offer or two as a little birthday present from us to you.
This year feels quite different and rather sombre. As I write this, the shop is closed to customers, and most of us have friends and relatives we are concerned about. Like many small businesses, we are also having to work out how long we can last through lockdown and the anticipated recession (spoiler: we’ll be ok for a while longer).
So, just for this year, we would like to ask you for a birthday present.
When you shop, for yarn or anything else, think about whether there is a small independent shop you can make your purchase with. Many little businesses are offering online shopping, but struggle to stand out on search engines as they just don’t have the advertising reach of the big companies. But for them, even a small sale might mean the difference between being able to pay the rent this month or not. We know finances are tight for lots of people right now so if you can’t afford the purchase, support them by engaging on social media or telling your friends about them. Personal recommendations are always the best.
Thank you for all your support over the last five years and we hope so see you again before long.
Jenny and Ruth
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.