Because we are a small company here at Bella Blvd, we want to you to know some of our "personal business." You are part of our family too, and we want you to know why we haven't updated the blog in a week.
Exactly one week ago, last Wednesday, Stephanie Hunt's (owner of Bella Blvd) brother-in-law tragically and suddenly was taken in a car accident. He left behind three young children, Anabelle (11), Madelyn (8), and Carson (3). Stephanie's sister, Angela (Chris's wife), also works at Bella Blvd in customer service. Many of you may have met her at a recent CHA Trade Show. She is suffering a great loss right now and the Bella family is doing our best to comfort her. Here is a very recent photo of Angela, Chris and the kids taken just this summer on a family vacation.
As we try to get back into some kind of normal around here, we ask for your thoughts and prayers for Angela and her children. My sister is very strong and independent but definitely needs your prayers right now.
Also, if any of you feel so compelled Bella Blvd is collecting handmade thank-you cards from scrappers all over for Angela to use. She will be sending out HUNDREDS, maybe even a thousand, thank-you cards to all the people that have helped so far, came to the funeral, given memorials, etc. If you would like to donate your time and talents to creating some cards you can send them, along with envelopes to:
Attn: Smith Family Thank You's
740 N. 109 Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Finally, we thank you for your patience. Our blogging, Facebook and Twitter updates will be continuing regularly again soon. And the latest edition of the Bella Buzz e-newsletter will go out as well, just a bit later than usual.