Holiday 2018: A Comprehensive Guide to Gifting LMJ This Year
I’m switching things up this year. As you’ve probably noticed over the past few years I’ve been slowly stepping away from participating in shows….and this year I’ve taken the final plunge and decided not to do any Holiday shows (with the exception of an exclusive member sale at Cleveland Yacht Club + a large trade show in Boston - a huge leap for me and my business!).
I know, I know, but don’t I want to make money? Don’t I want to see my customers? Isn’t this the busiest time of the year for me, don’t I want to make the most of it? The answer to all of those questions is a resounding YES! But I decided that this year, I’m going to do all of that on my own terms.
The truth behind running a creative business, or any business for that matter, is you ultimately have to make tough decisions that serve the business in the short AND long run. I’ve come to realize the most sustainable way for me to operate this business is to maximize the time I spend with customers + clients who are invested in me, so that I can invest the most in them! I’m doing that by focusing my time with clients by inviting them to the studio and not asking them to brave crowded markets and entrance fees when they’re really looking for one on one time. I’m doing this by working really hard to keep the website accessible, easy to navigate, informative, and updated regularly. I am doing this by taking the huge time + monetary investment and cost of doing shows, and re-investing that capital in my customers directly- by giving you guys rewards and perks by visiting me and gaining my one on one time to help you design or pick out the perfect piece of jewelry.
Its such a joy to share my creative space with you, and I can’t believe how successful and heart warming this past summer + fall have been since I’ve opened up to the public.
Now….on to the perks + exciting happenings for holiday shopping!!
Open Studio || Black Friday || Small Business Saturday
Open studio will continue to run every Friday from 2p - 7p (except December 14th).
Starting November 24th I will be opening on Saturdays as well (except for December 15th), with a special Small Business Saturday inaugural event from 11-5p. I will have Jordan of Wright & Rede popping up in the studio that day to sell his incredible leather wares.
That weekend I am having a couple fun giveaways and perks.
I will be giving away a $150 gift card that can be used towards any future purchase. To enter you just need to make a purchase over $200 before tax, on either Black Friday (11/23) or Small Business Saturday (11/24). The winner will be announced the following Monday 11/26.
I’m going to have 5 ‘swag’ bags for the first 5 people through the door each day! These will include some fun little items and favorite products of mine.
We’ll have a full spread of wine, cheese, and other snacks, as well as all the tunes to help you dance (and drink!) your way through holiday shopping. (I promise no awful Christmas music….unless you’re into that sort of thing…)
Free pickup for online orders! (This goes for the whole holiday season!)
Anytime you visit LMJ you can earn and use rewards points too! All you have to do is download the Clover App and you’ll get a notification when you’re nearby!
Shopping Online ||
The best part of shopping online is you never have to get out of your jammies!! To help out with that holiday shopping budget I am offering free shipping on all purchases made online this season! Just enter HoHoHo at check out to receive your free shipping. If you happen to be local to Cleveland I am giving you the option to pick up your order in person. Just enter the code LOCAL at check out, and we will reach out to schedule a pick up time (or you can come during any regularly scheduled open studio!).
I’m also giving you $50 store credit for every $300 spent online. With each qualifying purchase you will receive an email from us detailing how to redeem that for future purchases.
Please do visit one of my amazing stockists this season! By shopping with local boutiques you are not only supporting LMJ but another small business at the same time!! You can find a list of our stockists here.
Gift Cards ||
Jewelry shopping can be a high pressure situation, trust me, I know. If someone on your list wants LMJ but you aren’t sure exactly what piece to pick out, give the gift of endless choices! I have gift certificates available online, and gift cards available at Open Studio. You can purchase an online gift certificate here.
Custom Design ||
There’s nothing quite like getting a custom made piece of jewelry as a gift. I love working with you on these special pieces, but like all good things, they take time. There’s just one short week left to get those custom orders in, so please reach out now! You can see past commissions and fill out a handy questionnaire to get the ball rolling by visiting my custom page! All requests must be made by November 5th.