Happy 2013 to all our friends and friends-to-be! We hope that everyone has a healthy and prosperous year filled with wonder and opportunity! Don't forget to have your traditional black-eyed pea meal today. While you're doing that (and enjoying the ball games), we'd like to share some thoughts about another New Year's tradition: resolutions.
Every year, with the best of intentions, many of us plan for self-improvement for the new year. Unfortunately, most of us only last a few weeks, despite all those good intentions. At YesterNook, we'd like to help our friends make their goals this year. When you think about it, there are lots of ways that we can become a part of your support system this year, when you make your resolutions. We'd like to offer the following ideas to all of you resolution-makers out-there.
If you resolve to get out more, or watch less TV, or spend less time online, or something similar, consider that it's easier to meet this goal if you have a planned alternative to these activities. After all, you can't get out more, if you don't know where you're going. Why not make YesterNook one of your destinations? Surely browsing through the many treasures we have to offer will beat watching re-runs of CSI.
Likewise, if you resolve to meet new people, come on down to the store and make a new friend! Remember our motto: Enter as strangers. Leave as friends. We've seen it happen over and over again. YesterNook regulars are more than just customers to us. Getting to know so many wonderful people is an unforeseen, but very welcome, outcome of opening the store.
If you want to get more involved in the community or you want to give back in 2013 or you want to try to make a difference, why not increase the amount of time and money that you spend in small local businesses? Everyone wins when our locally-based economy is sound.
What if you decide that you need more exercise or you want to get in shape? Well, if you live in the Schnitzelburg/Germantown area, why not make YesterNook a destination for some of your walks? If you don't live nearby, surely you can have as much fun climbing the steps to the second floor as you would on some old stair-climbing machine. How do you think all our second floor vendors got so fit?
Do you think you want to spend more time with friends or family this year? Well, you'll need to make plans to do it and that means having things in mind to do together! Why not make your first outing a trip to YesterNook?
Do you want to start a hobby in 2013? Well, not only do the folks at YesterNook know an awful lot about many different kinds of collectibles, but you can find tons of them in the store. From comic books to records to salt and pepper shakers, if you can collect it, you can probably find it here. If you're more of the project-oriented, DIY type, don't forget that we've got a garage full of great stuff that needs a little elbow grease.
If you want to read more, we've got plenty of books, plus the Tiny Bookshop!
Finally, if you resolve to save money this year, don't forget that we've got some of the best prices in town on furniture, dishes, glassware, and a whole host of other items.
Whatever you want 2013 to be for you, we do hope that we can be a part of it at YesterNook. We're excited about the new year and hope to see you soon! Take care!