Well HELLO there! Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Our website just got a facelift!
Please click around. We’ve cleaned up quite a bit (yay for less clutter), so please note that we haven’t migrated all of the website and blog content over just yet; that takes some time. And since we’re in the middle of launching this right now, today … if you notice any “bugs” just know we’re working through those. We’re also working on NEW content and features. Check back often. It’s never a dull moment around here.
Oh – and guess what? We are now mobile optimized! Check us out on your smart phone or tablet and you’ll see what I mean. So much browsing awesomeness. You’ll love it.
Our new look is thanks to our newest member of the Becky Higgins team. Please join me in welcoming Brad! He’s just as nice as he is talented, and we’re grateful for all his hard work already. As a team, we are super excited about soooo much that we have in store for YOU in the coming weeks and months, and Brad is going to be the guy that make all the website magic happen as we implement some fun things.
There is no way I could welcome our new web guy without paying tribute to the one who has been working all of his magic for the past several years. My brother Andrew has been fantastic – and what a fun opportunity is has been for us to collaborate as he worked tirelessly (sometimes way too late at night!) to cross off things on our website wish list.
So why the switch? (Someone will ask.) Andrew has a web design agency called Cambio Labs. Day in and day out they are creating web sites and building brands as they help many companies – from home builders to retail stores to businesses in the health industry. Andrew has offered an awesome service to our company on an as-needed basis and he is very talented; no question.
As our own company has grown exponentially over the past few years, we have increasing needs for someone full-time and in-house, instead of contracting occasional web needs out to a 3rd party agency. Simply put, it was time to hire someone to focus on web (and related) projects full-time. Should any of you reading this happen to have website or branding needs, I highly recommend reaching out to Andrew – seriously. He and his agency are really fantastic to work with.
Okay so moving along to more that we have in store for you today! In addition to a new website and a new employee, we also have a new gift for you! Woo-hoo! Check out our Freebies section and you’ll find exactly what many of you have been hoping for and asking about. It’s that time of year, friends. We have an annual tradition of offering free holiday card templates, ready to be customized with YOUR family photo!
You might remember we held a design contest last month. We received lots of great submissions and as a team, we chose our 12 personal favorites for you to download. They’re awesome. They’re FREE. They’re available right now on our shiny, new website! Head over to the Freebies page to download them.
Just so you know, with every one of the 12 design options, there are 3 sizes available for each. How cool is that? Drop in your photo, add a bit of text if you want, upload to your favorite printer, and you are DONE with your holiday card for 2013! We’ve even included a step-by-step tutorial on how to use them.
Oh, and check back later this week because we’ll be sharing helpful tips on writing that holiday newsletter that many of you like to send with the family photo.
Congratulations to the following who created the winning designs!
- Mandi Miles (Utah)
- Kelly Sill (Florida)
- Kimberly Church (Nevada)
- Allie Bandy-Trumpower (Ohio)
- Lori Ruedi (California)
- Geralyn Sy (Canada)
- Crystal Moody (Missouri)
- Heidi Stock (Oklahoma)
- Tiffany Webster (Arizona)
- Jana McLaren (Canada)
One last note (the excitement has to stop at some point!) … This week is my LIVE online course on creativeLIVE. It’s available to everyone, everywhere in the world (as long as you have an internet connection). You can learn about it here – and be sure to register! It’s free and you’re obligated to nothing, but registering will give you the updates you’ll want as we get closer to Wednesday, whether you’re going to be available to actually watch it live or catch it later.
Tune in tomorrow where I’ll be giving you a little more insight about what to expect in the course.
Alright, my friends. Carry on. Click around. And enjoy the rest of your day!