Happy Birthday Evermore!

Evermore Hooray Confetti Card

Today marks the two year anniversary of when I first opened my shop on Etsy. I am surprised by how quickly it snuck up on me. Often times I am so focused on what's next that I fail to celebrate important milestones as they happen. But since this one is just too big to let it pass by unacknowledged, I will try to give it a proper moment in the spotlight.

Thankful, grateful, happy, excited, and lucky are just a few of the emotions floating through my mind right now. I feel [insert one of those words] to have done something I love for the last two years and [insert another one of those words] that I can keep doing it for another year (and hopefully many more). Whereas last year at this time I was worried about whether I had accomplished enough in my first year, this year feels quite the opposite. I am proud of where Evermore Paper Co. is today and of all the progress that has been made in this past year. I am more confident in the work I am producing than ever before and know that the best of it is still to come. 

If there's anything I've learned this year, it's that each step, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem at the time, will always help to paint a larger, more beautiful picture. I realize that so much of the behind-the-scenes work that I put in this year is what contributed to some of my larger successes. So without further adieu, here are just a few of my favorite highlights from this past year...

1. Attending Etsy Open Call and pitching my line to Nordstrom, The Land of Nod, Lou & Grey, The Walker Art Center and Clementine. 

2. Adding 25 new stockists to the roster 

3. Being featured on Etsy here and here. Along with all this other good press here

4. Participating in 2 pop-up shops at Madewell

5. Dabbling in custom work (more to come on that)

So there you have it! It's definitely been an exciting year, but naturally I can't resist the call of Year Three.  

Evermore Turns One!

Evermore Paper Co. turns one!

Today is the one year anniversary of the launch of Evermore Paper Co.!

I can hardly believe a whole year has passed already and I'm so happy to reach this milestone. I've learned so much in this past year, not only about running a business, but also about myself, that it's next to impossible to sum it all up. So instead of trying to analyze it all, I'll share that the most important thing I learned this year is that "Yes, I can do this!"

When Evermore started a year ago, I had no idea what would come of it. All I had was this dream to make things that people would want to buy combined with next to zero educational and professional experience with starting a business. And while my fears and doubts occasionally got the best of me, I persisted and became a sponge trying to soak up as much information as I could on how to build my business. Through much trial and error, Evermore continues to grow and I have learned that I have the power to achieve anything I set my mind to. I really believe that this is only the beginning and I'm so excited for all that is still to come.  

Of course none of this would have been possible without your support! I'm so thankful for everyone around me who has offered their advice, feedback, and love. It has helped propel me further ahead than I could have ever imagined.  

As my thank you to you, I am offering 40% off all purchases in my Etsy shop through the end of today with the code: EVERMORETURNSONE

Enjoy and thanks again!

xx
Ashley