Happy Holidays from Sweet Spot® Skirts
I am very fortunate to have such an amazing staff. I go to great lengths to tell them daily how much I appreciate their hard work, creativity and loyalty. This year I wanted to do something in the theme of FUN, which is what our company is all about. (Read our Story) Sit back and relax, I have things to say! We met yesterday at our signature retail location in Downtown Vancouver. Five women in skirts, ready for their Christmas Party.
Such a photogenic group and my ploy to get them unsuspectingly into the mall had worked. What followed was a reading of the first edition of 'Chaotic Poetry' by Stephanie Lynn. I actually read this out loud in the middle of the mall, with a glimmer in my eye and a sparkle in my voice, pausing slightly when I got to the loyalty phrase. An attempt on my part to hold back the tears of pride that overwhelms me, when I think of how much I love and respect these hardworking women.
Twas nine days before Christmas and all through the mall
people are shopping and having a ball.
Why are we here is the question at hand
is it to look at displays both bright and bland?
You have worked so hard , through this entire year.
With only a hug or a thank you and for some a just cold beer.
We have struggled and achieved many a task
Your loyalty and belief was more than I could ever ask.
Our stockings are hung by your chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nick would certainly get there.
While visions for some will be beaches and sunshine
Fun on the boat, swimming and fancy clothes to dine.
Today has some rules, and let me tell you they matter.
I am sure that this team will rise with a clatter.
Rule number one, it is all about you.
Rule number two, it is not time to be a shrew.
Rule number three begins the show
open your envelope and count your dough.
You have but 60 minutes to spend this loot
if you don’t I get it back... with interest to boot!
Good luck on your shopping please remember the rules
spend only on you... please not any tools.
Last thing that I ask before you begin this adventure today
You need to bring pictures of the purchases in play.
Document your journey for all to see
and a very Merry Christmas for YOU.... from me.
When they opened their highly decorated envelope, they found 4 crisp 100$ bills and the task of spending it all on themselves in ONE HOUR! What followed was mayhem…hugs and surprise, smiles and laughter. Each had a difficult time honing in on what would be the best purchase. One went right for the shoes, three pair and they were done in 37 minutes with time to spare. At that same moment, one manager had bought nothing and with 23 minutes left, almost found herself sitting down in the middle of Nordstrom on the verge of Hari Kari. The next text read for an additional 15 minutes, please forward a picture of something you bought. LOL the pics were great.
In true Sweet Spot® Skirt spirit, the team came to the help of those struggling with the task! We were victorious and everyone had a blast.
"I have never and I mean never owned a pair of diamonds!"
~ she bought herself diamond earrings!
"I can run a three day event, sleep only 4 hours a night, stay on top of countless tasks…. but when it comes to spending $400…that was the hardest thing I have ever had to do! "
~but she did it!
During show and tell, one manager pulled out her new Michael Kors purse as her body shivered with excitement. Hands were shaking as the deadline was completed but the rush of adrenaline was still flowing. Our "Sweet Spot way" can sometimes be a bit chaotic, this activity did not disappoint. It was pure pandemonium, super fun, overwhelmingly emotional and yet each manager completed it, thrilled with their extravagant purchases. This was the best gift that I have ever given and one of the reasons I wanted to own my own company….so I can do things like this. Just wait, what happens if I ever have "BIG" money! LOL
Part two was much more calm. We went to Papa Hayden's in Northwest Portland OR, for a yummy dessert and tea. Each manager received a thank you poem for their hard work and efforts over the last year. I share these with you all, so that you can join me in celebration and admiration of the Sweet Spot®Skirt management team. We are family. Family is so important to me.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
You are the best store manager
Oh it is so true.
with pumpkins and candy
Thank goodness Halloween
comes only once that’s dandy!
Your attitude is cheery
and smile so bright.
Ready for anything
day or night!
Thank you for all
the fun things you do.
The store looks great
Even with so many skirts on your plate?
This season we celebrate
one child’s great birth.
Merry Christmas to you
From Heaven to earth.
Roses are Red
Your skirt is blue
From shipping to accounting
You stick to it like glue.
Wonder Woman by day
wonder Mom by night
Keeping it all together
with a face so bright.
or finding the tracking
Your versatile skills are amazing
Firing through tasks with your heels a blazing.
We love your notes
even with out the fluff
You get things done
and are oh so tough!
On this day there is nothing to do
Just enjoy a Merry Christmas
and know how much I appreciate you!
Roses are Red
Your car is Green
Smart and talented
A traveling partner,
with ideas that are fun
you even slow down
when you make me run!
is your job title
Your role to this company
is lifeline vital.
Even though we miss
having you in the store.
Seattle is a fun town
which we all know you adore.
with many thanks and love
My wish for you
to have a Merry Merry Christmas
and maybe a cold brew!
Poinsettias are Red
Snowflakes are white
You love your job
From jackets to skirts
panties and more
You were running
the minute your feet hit the floor.
Creativity and calm
is what you bring to the table
Inventory is your talent
and you are willing and able.
Thank you for joining
our fabulous team
You help us to complete
our Sweet Spot Dream
I can’t help but say twice
Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
You are wonderful and nice!
Happy Holidays from Sweet Spot® Skirts!
"We love smiling!"
Much love and Happiness in 2014,
thank you for your support!