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Friday’s blog a private peek, a little glimpse behind the scenes….
Today was a BIG DAY at Clarity. BIG ACHIEVEMENT. Did we get an invite from the Queen for cucumber sandwiches and tea at the Palace? ? Nah. Did we win a barrel load of awards? Nah. Much more important than that !!
All the club envelopes went out! Woohoo !!!
What a mammoth job this has been! See lovely Anna patiently and painstakingly collating and stuffing envelopes? Thousands of them. In the offices, Jeannine, Sally, Louise and Paul worked for weeks, joining members up to the new Fresh Cut Dies Club, reprogramming every single membership, to align existing subscriptions with the new additions and changes and modifications. It really did require a lot of thought and focus, and the whole team had done a brilliant job. Talk about keep calm and carry on!
Our postman Tim, who has been our postman for as long as I can remember back, has been a trooper, too. When the van was full, he just went back to the depot, emptied it – and came back for more.
It’s as I always say: Teamwork makes the Dream work.
Bearing in mind that this has been a massive exercise, the law of averages tells me that there may be a few hiccups. Should this be the case, should there be a mistake, please just call the office and things will be adjusted immediately. My team is human. Very human. Everything is made, cleaned, sorted, picked and packed by somebody here at Clarity. And when you’re picking thousands of various permutations of clubs, it’s a job and a half !!!
Whilst it is their job, I would like to give the whole team – stamp designers and makers, Groovi plate designer and makers, Stencil designers and makers, project designers, brochure printers, cleaners, pickers, packers, administrators, labellers, mailers and frankers – a huge pat on the back, and say a big THANK YOU. Unless you actually work at Clarity, you cannot even begin to imagine the amount of effort and energy which goes into the FOUR NEW DESIGNS CLUBS. Every single month.
Next month won’t be anywhere near as strenuous, because all the paperwork and labelling foundations for the year have been laid.
Who would have thought that the little Stamp Project Club I started all those years ago would grow into the huge 4-parter that it is today! Blimey. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I would sit with a tray on my lap, and cut out sheet after sheet of stamps by hand. Grace and Mark would stuff the little bags with inserts. Then I would hand the stamps to the kids, who would duly fill the bags and count them. Then we would stick the photos on the project sheets, and I would be in charge of stuffing the envelopes, franking them, and – wait for it – handing the sackfulls to Tim!!! Yep, he’s been around a while has Tim! We may be a lot bigger as a company, but we haven’t gone far geographically!
Have a great weekend!
Love & Hugs,