On Sunday we rest

Over the last few months, I’ve felt this tug to close the Val Marie Paper shop on Sundays (the day I practice Sabbath). At first, I thought it sounded very weird. It’s an online shop. I don’t open my email or touch work on this day so can’t it go on running as usual? I’ve never seen an online shop close on Sundays so fear of looking odd or judgy as stalled me for a little while, but when I

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The VMP Product Gift Guide

Happy Black Friday sweet friends! What a special day. The day that we all unite in agreement that playing Christmas music and lighting that Christmas candle is finally acceptable! πŸ˜‰ The only thing better than seeing y’all buy these products for yourself through out the year is to see how y’all love to gift these to your loved ones. As I was putting together wording for our promos, the idea of “triple-threat gifting” kept coming to mind and I think

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Calling all bloggers!

Hi friends!! The holiday season is upon us and for Val Marie Paper, this is when many people are introduced to our journals. I cannot tell you how many people have told me they first got our journal as a gift from Christmas and it changed their life so much that they have started buying for all their friends. Yes, sales are exciting but after years of hearing this response, I know fertile ground is a’coming. People who would have

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What it looks like to launch small

I recently saw this new program that was designed to help you launch a product and basically just get your message out en masse.Β My first instinct was, “add that to my list of things to do before the launch!!” I thought I needed it. I thought anything that would spread my launch quicker would be a good thing. Enter, my word for the year: small. A product launch is by no means meant to be small. We want the fanfare

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Spruce up your war room

Friends! I am so excited to share with you our 2017 collection!! This collection has been in the works for EIGHT MONTHS! I honestly did not think I’d be able to pull it off with a new baby in May, but thankfully God had other plans. After watching the movie War Room on New Years Eve (I know, wild night huh??) I just kept thinking, what do I want in my war room? What tools would help me to find

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