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First Year: A Reflection

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Another year over…and it's been a good one…Hang on..it's not Christmas anymore….Well it always feels like it for us as we have just ordered the stock for Christmas 2018!!!

Anyway what we are trying to say is that this weekend is our one year anniversary of opening the shop! We can't believe the shop is 1 years old! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! (Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on social media for goodies).

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We thought we would take this time to reflect on the year gone by and look ahead to what's to come, as so much has happened even the team has struggled to keep up with everything!

The past year has been a roller-coaster but we would not have chosen a different path. A small and odd family has formed in The Barns Courtyard, one that we will stand strong with for years to come, and to be honest we are all a bit mad - us crazy people have to stick together!! This time last year we were still building walls a few days before opening and stressing about whether we would have enough stock to fill the shop…never in our wildest dreams did we think we would not have enough room for everything in our barn and have such a large, loyal group of returning customers - we love every single one of you!

We have brought in new ranges such as East of India, Jellycat, Waltons (our customers are loving all of our throws), BellyButtonBubble and the list goes on! We started regularly blogging at last! Gemma joined us as our first employee outside of the family to deal with the demand of opening hours as the rest of us still have jobs outside the business. There have been Farmers Markets, Plant Fairs, Shopping Evenings and let's not forget the Christmas Market! We have never seen so many people fit into the shop! There have be quiet days, dodgy internet connections, blocked toilets, power cuts and toppling Christmas trees but that’s all part of being on a rural farm in Norfolk.

Beautifully Gifted have celebrated life events with you too, not just supplying you with the presents and cards, but shared your experience of new babies, new houses, birthdays, anniversaries, thank yous and condolences. Our customers are our greatest asset, without you we would not be living our dream!

So here is to another year, boy do we have a lot happening for you, including lots of new stock and other surprises! But first we would like to give you a sneak peak of Beautifully Gifted's rebrand - as we are turning one we thought we better grow up a bit!

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