2016 was quite the year, to say the least! It was our first whole year here in Virginia. Our oldest, Nikolas graduated from elementary and started middle school. We traveled together as a family and I did a few trips solo (Greece, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston). A few babies were born to immediate family (my sister's twins) and great friends'. We became Godparents to a new godson. We made new friendships and kept the old ones strong. In the business side of things, Le Papier Studio had its best year yet! We formed new partnerships with a few amazing companies, launched our Brand Ambassador program, and ended our Wholesale program.
Many of you are long time readers and might remember seeing pictures of this sweet boy of mine throughout the years. Well, he is now 11 (going on 12) and taller than everyone in our family. But above all he remains a gentle soul. So proud of him!
In may Aaron and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary with a get away to Philly. It was our first time visiting this wonderful city and we had a wonderful time. Philly's food scene is almost as great as Chicago's.
Charleston is where we spent 1 week of our vacation this past June. It was just as wonderful as our first time there. We rented a house by the water in Folly Beach and even hosted some friends and family for part of the time. We will get back there soon!
August was a big month for my little sister. She became a mama to her sweet twins (boy, girl). I am a proud auntie and completely crazy over these two littles.
I visited Greece for 10 days in September to meet my new niece and nephew. I had a wonderful time!
2016 was the year of a few great partnerships. In September we launched our partnership with Framebridge. We couldn't have asked for a better team of people. We look forward to continuing this in the new year.
September was a busy month for us. We launched our Brand Ambassador program and selected our first ambassadors who now represent our brand online and offline. We will be accepting applications for this program every year.
We launched a few new products this year. The money clips were a hit for Father's Day. The new Full Body Necklaces made for the most elegant of Mother's Day Gifts. And last but certainly not least, we launched a line of heirloom Silhouette Ornaments. They were this holiday season's best selling product.
Thank you for following along and supporting us in 2016 and before. We look forward to connecting with you in 2017! Happy New Year to you and yours!