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Everybody Needs a Break

Summer is ending and it feels like it just flew by! I have the added challenge of helping my daughter and her family relocate to Washington, DC for the year. I will be away for the holiday helping them unpack in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia where they will be living. It is so exciting for them, but I am sure there will be tears seeing my little grandson, Eli move 3,000 miles away. I have had every Friday with him for the last nineteen months, so this is going to be a changeā€¦.All I can say is I will visit often!

Labor Day seems a good time to share with all of you my mission for keeping my team healthy and happy. After all, they labor five days a week all year round. Unlike many small companies who feel they cannot pay for insurance, I have always offered health insurance to my full-time employees and paid holidays to everyone. This is our first year taking Labor Day as a paid holiday. With us converting from brick and mortar retail to just a web store, I find I can be more creative and generous with paid time off. So, after almost 35 years of being in business, beadshop.com will be closed on Monday, September 1. Hopefully, those of you who call and expect one of us to answer, will understand :)

Have a happy and safe Labor Day Holiday! See you back here on Tuesday, September 2. Wish me luck getting back on the plane to San Francisco from DC!

xoxo Janice

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           Eli and Grandma at the San Mateo, California Fire Station