My Last Saturday!
Come to The Party!
The ending of 25 1/2 years! Prizes given away all day! Everyone should get one, unless the crowds are too big! Refreshments Served! In addition to the regular make-n-take in the store, we'll be doing a little reminiscing. Remember our Punch Ladies?
Well, come to the party room and make one, one more time! FREE!
If you didn't read my farewell note a few weeks ago, I've copied it below. I did forget to mention a huge Thank You to Cindy & Salli (our in-house teachers) as they are part of "The Best". Also, Beverly & Donna, they have added so much to our Teaching Staff & to the store. They are also part of "The Best".
Cindy has been a GREAT manager & many people think she owns the store. We kid around & say yes, she does & she hasn't fired me yet, until now. She has treated the store as if it were her own, again, a BIG thank you Cindy, my dear, dear friend!!
Get your FREQUENT BUYER CARDS filled up as Wed. will be the last day to get them stamped. I will be giving you (for your FILLED cards), your credit due REDEEMING them until Dec. 31, 2019. Use any GIFT CERTIFICATES you have already purchased by July 31, 2020. Thank you for purchasing them & I hope you have fun spending your gift!!
The new owners, Tara & Aimee, will be announcing new programs. Best Wishes to the 2 of them as they carry out the traditions of our 25 1/2 yr. legacy. I wish them well & hope they enjoy it & have as much fun as Cindy & I have had.
Love & Blessings to all of you, Thank you for your kind notes & cards, Marilyn
(A copy of the note sent out 7/17)
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END! BUT - Because I will not be owning The Enchanted Cottage after July 31st 2019, doesn't mean it is coming to an end, IT WILL be going on!!
As of Aug.1st 2019, there will be New Owners.
The last 25 1/2 yrs. have been great! Cindy & I have had so much fun. We have enjoyed meeting all our wonderful customers & so many feel like family. Thank you so much for your loyalty. We've shared happy times & we've shared some sad & teary times.
The Enchanted Cottage has had the BEST teachers any store could ask for. I can't thank y'all enough for all you've done to help make our business a sucess. It's been a hard decision to make because it's been so much a part of my life for so long. I am truly going to miss everything, especially all you, the customers, who mean so very much to me. Myhealth has not been good for many years & I'm not getting any younger!! With 12 grandchildren, my sister & her health & all my surgeries, etc., life has been very busy!! As of now, we don't have plans to be leaving Lewisville. We love this town, it would be very hard to replace it.
There will be a few changes:
- Frequent Buyer Card Program: The current reward program will end on July 31, 2019. But don't let that stop you from coming in and collecting stamps on your purchases! Marilyn is honoring all fully stamped reward cards through December 31, 2019. The new owners will be announcing a new reward program.
- Gift Certificates: Marilyn will be honoring all gift certificates purchased prior to August 1, 2019 for one year. The last day to redeem your Enchanted Cottage gift certificate will be July 31, 2020. Reminders will be sent out as the new owners want to make sure everyone has time to come in and shop
The new owners will do a Great Job! I know you will be very happy with the future of The Enchanted Cottage. I’m sure there will be a lot of New ideas.
They are young & have the energy I used to have!? I can't thank Cindy enough!!! She has been a blessing from heaven! She is always so supportive & I couldn't have done it without her. She's like a sister, only we don't fight. Her husband, Doug, has also been very supportive & I want to thank him. And, my husband, Bruce has helped a lot & is always running errands & doing odd jobs that need to be done.
A teacher who has done so much for so many years is Carolyn Hurst, I want to say a special “thank you” to her. Special employees that started way back at the beginning & worked for many years are Harriet Clark, Ellen Shelton & Irene Berry. We are sorry Ellen has passed away, we miss her, but I want to thank all of them. Theresa Fowler & Betty Johnson were long time employees, Betty was another great teacher & Teresa would do our midnight crops, that everyone loved. I keep thinking of more & more people to thank, the list could go on & on. You all know who you are & thank you so much, everyone who has had a part!!
Another person I want to thank is Dr. Renee Tegeler, who was very instrumental in us enlarging our Rubber Stamp business. And to her daughter, Catherine, thank you very much!! These last few years Tara & Salli have been a great help. Because of Cindy & the 2 of them, it has allowed me to be in MN, both taking care of my sister & spending the summers up there. Thank you to them. I hope to see you sometime before July 31st. It should be a busy time with a lot going on, so please stop in to say good-bye.
Blessings to all of you, Marilyn