A Dismal Day

When I went to bed last night, it was raining—hard. It rained all night long, and when I got up this morning it was still raining. The sky was overcast and gray. And I thought to myself, if ever there was a day that could be dark and dreary, today is that day. It seemed entirely appropriate that the weather was dismal.

Today we finished what we started several weeks ago when we announced layoffs. We (meaning Stampin’ Up! corporate team members, directors, managers, and HR representatives) met with over 50 employees to tell them they were no longer working for Stampin’ Up!

There's really not much more to say about today, other than it was extremely emotional and difficult for everyone--and I'm so glad it's over! We let a lot of people go, people we've worked with for years in some cases, people we care about, people we love. Please say a prayer for our friends and their families.