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If you've been following us for a while now you're familiar with our story, but I still love a good anniversary post. And this one is a bit special, because today is Le papier Studio's 10 year anniversary. This huge achievement calls for a celebration (especially when so many small businesses rarely make it past their 1st anniversary) But it also calls for forward thinking because I truly believe we still have so much to give.
LPS started as a happy accident. I was a new mom looking for a creative outlet to express my creative side. I launched my business when businesses in general had a hard time surviving. I was freelancing in Architecture during the day and designing silhouette products at night. It took me 6 months to quit my day job and focus on running my business full time. I never looked back!
I didn't realize it then, but doing what I loved and felt so passionate about, laid the ground work for what was coming in the following years. We've experienced so much change. We’ve grown beyond my wildest dreams. But what amazes me most besides the growth is our desire to remain small and serve those who believe in our mission. We decided early on that focusing in working closely one on one with our customers is way more important than making seven figures in sales.
I often get asked how I've stayed motivated for 10 years. I think it's easier than you think! When you find something you believe so deeply in and wake up ready to embrace it each and every day, the rest just falls into place. It isn't always sunshine and rainbows but if you try hard, you find a way to get through any obstacles. Throughout the years our goal has been to help parents keep memories close and treasure time with their children. It's a goal I've promised myself to live up to in my own life. We want to inspire parents to see the joy in the midst of the most mundane moments, to choose present over speed living, real over rushed, cherished presents over meaningless gifts. Every product we've launched, every customer we've served has brought us closer to that goal. And we won't stop here. There's so much more to do!
I am so proud of our team and the community we've built around our brand and mission. I am so pumped to see what the future has in store for us.
To those of you who have been following along, I thank you! I am so deeply appreciative of all of you for helping us become who we are today and also allowing us to be part of your present and future.