Well owning a new family business is bound to have its ups and downs. Started during the beginning of the pandemic this passion for making great scented candles has kept us busy throughout the last year and we are so incredibly grateful for your support! We'll share a Year in Review blog at the end of the month but wanted to share a few lessons learned recently. Number 1: order your holiday fragrances early and often. With each holiday upon us this past year we found ourselves behind the curve. Number 2: be prepared for great sales! Our sales have been steady and our supply has dwindled unexpectedly. This is tough when we are coming up on the best time of year (usually) to be ready to sell. Santa's elves are working around the clock to get a batch ready for Christmas but we may be a few weeks behind in terms of your requests. We do apologize and will learn from this mistake but we won't compromise the quality to get our sales up over the holidays. We promise to do better next year. Number 3. be grateful. The unexpected support from friends, family and new friends has been overwhelming. We weren't sure how things would go but your support has been incredibly wonderful during this otherwise rough year. We know this...if Lone Cactus Candles can survive and thrive in a pandemic then we must be doing something right! The holidays are going to be tough for many for many different reasons. We wish you all a healthy and safe holiday season. We hope you are filled with better memories of better times and look forward to celebrating the end of this mess together in 2021! Never did we ever imagine 2020 would turn out like this but we're making the best of it and hope you do too! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!