Some of you may remember that at the end of our initial Pick Me Contest video entry, Kylie mentioned that her English teacher needed shirts for his Australia trip. Well, that wasn’t made up. He really needed shirts so we spent some time at the beginning of the school year coming up with designs. We submitted the designs and he picked the one that he liked.
Then we waited…and waited…and waited…
We didn’t know what we were waiting for. We would touch base every now and then and the teacher said that he would get back to us. Finally, just after the holidays we heard back that the shirts were a go! YEAH! The teacher told us that the school had to approve the design and that is what took so long. We sent a proof sheet and waited again. He had to confirm the sizes and amounts of the shirts.
We got the proof sheet last week, ordered the shirts, and printed last weekend! They look incredible! After delivering the shirts today, we got an email from the teacher. The students going on the trip are so excited that they put the shirts on right away! We couldn’t be happier. Patience paid off. The customer is happy and so are we!
Well, we have orders coming in again and we are ready! We took more time off for the holidays than we thought that we would, but I guess that is a benefit of owning our own business. The two jobs that we have right now are for Northwest Career and Technical Academy’s (NWCTA) Archery Club and Australia Trip.
The Archery Club order is our first recurring order! The archery shirts from last spring was one of our first “paid” orders. We are excited now to have their order again. The 2nd Annual National Archery in Schools Program Tournament is February 10th so we are excited that NWCTA Archery Club will debut our shirts for the tournament.
In our original contest video, our daughter Kylie, mentioned that her teacher wanted shirts for his Australia Trip. This story wasn’t made up! However, at the time we had no idea it would take 6 months to get this project going! We came up with some great designs last summer and sent them to the teacher. He was gone for the summer so he didn’t get the designs until after the beginning of school. Then he had took some time picking the design that he liked. After that he had to get the school to approve the design as well. As you can imagine, this process took awhile. We found our right before Christmas that our design was approved! The excitement comes from the teacher as well because we know that he will continue to tell other teachers about the quality of our designs and communication efforts!
So this weekend we will burn screens and if we get our t-shirts today, we will print! I love this job!