Phew! Do you have children? Are they small and curious with an unending stockpile of mysterious questions? This has added great depth to our holiday season. Molly and I celebrated Christmas very moderately this year. We are both working a lot of hours, and I truly believe that the nation is in a conscious and unconscious state of reflection. Over dinners when we toast, we feel love in the ‘clink’ of the glasses and the eye contact of friends and neighbors. But I wager that champagne sales are down, and that red wine is up.
The east coast hurricane, plus the recent school shooting tragedy has been hard on us. It is a time to reflect, to reconsider, to empathize, and to feel gratitude for the goodness in our lives. To everyone who visited our craft fairs this year, we thank you! What a fun year. To everyone who purchased gifts for yourselves or others, we thank you! And to everyone who had a comment, a critique, or a simple observation on what we are doing WE THANK YOU! The growth of such a small company as Noble Goods is a fascinating and mysterious thing. Without your interest and your faith, we would be quite lost. We wish you all a very happy passage into the new calendar year. Many thanks – Christopher (& Molly)