Seasons are changing, things are busy (as always) and there is a buzz in the air at Archer's Arrows.
Why? Great question... because MY 'WHY' is in motion and things are happening quickly!
This is my why. His name is Raymond aka Ray | RayJay | Hot Ray. We've been married for almost 11 years ago. When I was getting ready to marry this amazing man, I knew I caught 'The One' and wasn't about to let him go. He's by far the most amazing man I've ever met in my life, and he truly is my perfect match.
He's the hardest worker I've ever met. He is one of the most fun, loyal, loving, generous, hilariously funny, and ridiculously good looking man around. He's taken care of a wife who was sick for over half of our marriage, and never left me or complained when he had to do the work of two when I was down for the count. He deserves the best of the best, he deserves to be happy, and my goal in life is to give him all of that and more!
Many people asked why I started Archer's Arrows. At first it was a way to release my creativity on the world and cater to my customers and friends for all their decal needs. Then, we started growing- and growing! My goal when we first started growing, was to create a business that was large enough and providing enough income to bring my husband home. In January that changed. I never had planned on me being home full time before him. The goal was to make it so that he could leave his current job. Well, the cards fell into place, other things fell way out of place, and the decision for me to stay home and work on building Archer's Arrows divinely lined up.
Fast forward a few months to May. In May it became apparent that the hub's work situation wasn't what he wanted it to be. Years of working the same job and finding no fulfillment left him feeling burnt out, used, and ready to move on. My WHY has always been my main focus, and now- My WHY is coming home.
As of August, Archer's Arrows is welcoming our second full time employee. My husband! Many people don't realize that when they're buying from a small shop, that they're also supporting a BIG dream. Because of you, our customers and biggest supporters, we are able to be jumping out into the scary big waters of full entrepreneurship. Your support helps bring husbands home to a job that he can feel fulfilled in building his own business. Your support and purchases make it possible for this. Ray has helped in the shop over the holiday season and when I need an extra hand in production. He makes processing times cut in half, and opens up time for me to work on the design side of our business.
What else!? Well...
As of August, we will also be expanding the Archer name. Not with people, but with an additional shop. We will be offering branding services, website building, and Industrial vinyls (Car advertising with vinyls, Business window hours/advertising) on a much larger scale than our small vinyl cutters can do. We will also be offering more clothing lines, and expressing the crazy/sarcastic/sailor linguistic side of us through products! We are excited and proud to introduce: The Other Side Design Co, An Archer's Arrows by Chele Brand.
So, what does all of this mean (I mean, besides us being about 90000 times happier in life)?
-Faster processing times aka 1 week shipping!
-More design releases!
-More seasonal products!
I am THRILLED beyond belief that this dream is coming true! I truly appreciate the support we have from our customers and friends and look forward to seeing the business grow and prosper! Thank you for being such amazing support. Your prayers and encouragement mean the world to us at this time as it is a leap of faith, and sometimes leaping is scary! We look forward to the rest of this year and can't wait to see where we will be in a year from now!
Have a great week!
Xo Chele and Ray