We wanted to say a big thank you for all your support in 2018 - for the social media likes, tags, comments and shares; the feedback; the endorsements; and of course for all your lovely orders. But also for bearing with us when the occasional things went wrong. Our customers are the best and we’re most definitely raising our glasses to you all this evening.
With this in mind, we wanted to present to you our highlights of the year in numbers!
10... thousand pounds (read, £10,000!) donated to mental health charities! We couldn't be prouder that through the sales of our candles and diffusers, you've helped us support Pandas
, Mental health Foundation
9... rave reviews in the press! Independent, Elle deco, Stylist, Hello, Woman & Home, You Magazine, Psychologies, Caroline Hirons, Heat - your amazing write-ups have kept us keepin’ on!
8... events our candles made an appearance at. From Holly Tucker's
Congregation of Inspiration, Leah Wood's unveiling of the Butterfly Terrace at Mandarin Oriental
, Taylor Morris
Space, Lulu & Nat
; and all those events on local turf including Winter Ladyland, 64 Sandgate, Fashion Reboot and Colonnade House - we've loved them all.
6... lost days spent at our warehouse. Filling salt jars, labelling boxes, making up gift sets and counting stock... this is just a snippet of behind-the-scenes at SevenSeventeen. Good job the chat's entertaining!
4....times we’ve built and dismantled our trusty Ikea show shelving (including one time extra because we got it all wrong and had to start over). Flat-pack hell at its finest! Luckily gaining a fab new stockist at Top Drawer London
or seeing a customer delighted with their purchase at Stylist Live
made it all worthwhile.
3.. most memorable events we've attended - Selfish Mother’
s genius Instazine launch at iG headquarters, Holly Tucker
’s Congregation of Inspiration (lots of advice heeded and in place for 2019) and our very own candle-lit supper in Brighton with the lovely Gem's Wholesome Kitchen
and Mum's the Word
. Thanks again to all the wonderful ladies who came and dined with us!
2...homebirths soothed by our calming plant-based candles (you know who you are and thank you for writing and telling us!)
1...very first day at school for one member of our brood. 💔Juggling our business round our kids is hectic and hard but the fact we can work flexibly and be part of their little lives is something we never take for granted. And then there’s the small point that we owe them our brand 😉
Thanks again for everything and looking forward to 2019! Wishing you all a healthy, calm and bright next 12 months.
Sarah and Naomi X