Greetings once more from your sun-starved, spring-seeking, and always loyal friends at Spirit Bay!
This time of year, we can’t blame each other if we’re more than ready to hang up the heavy coats and enjoy being outdoors in the warmer weather, even for those of us winter-lovin’ Duluthians who are sad to see the torrents of melted snow cascading down the streets and feel the powerful rays of the toasty sun drip down our necks. But let’s be honest here…we live in the Northland. We’ll get back to the frigidness before you can say, “spring is here,” if that’s your jam. But for the rest of us (whether we be snowbirds or simply year-round locals who are grateful for the “balmy” above-50-degree temps), it sure is nice to be back out in the nature we love and experiencing the variety of climate we are so blessed to experience.
We have enjoyed some truly beautiful weather lately and are starting to see the peeks of tulips, daffodils, pussy willows, and other gorgeous plants along with the cacophony of chirping, flitting, and joyfully singing birds. Even they seem grateful to be back out in their favorite trees, belting out their glee like a high-pitched choir. We even have the privilege of watching a robin build his nest in an evergreen outside our window!
With the warming weather and thoughts of Spring, you’d better bet that Spirit Bay is preparing for Spring too! We’re excited to introduce some new and exciting products:
With the change of season, new birth of foliage and itty-bitty baby animals everywhere (awwwww), it reminds us of the ultimate rebirth…the one Christ provided us by His death and resurrection. May you be comforted by His assuring and inspiring promise of hope and eternal life where there is no more sorrow and no more tears
Enjoy the beauty of Easter, absorb it for all its worth, revel in its fresh and exciting promise, but most importantly…(wait for it)…stop into Spirit Bay! Alright, fine, we didn’t have to put that pitch in, but we really do want you all to have a truly excellent Easter!
‘Til next time,
-Your Friends at Spirit Bay
Well, it’s officially Spring in the Northland, and the weather is teetering back and forth as if to tease us that Spring is really here, but that’s okay! We are hardy Duluthians, and part of the grueling process of earning that rugged and admirable definition is being patient with undecisive ‘ol nature.
For the last couple of months while the trees slumbered and warmth-craving folks were packed tightly into their heat-packed houses with cabin fever (or perhaps out skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tobogganing, snowball fighting, snowman making, or Lake Superior surfing if you have a “Duluth” chromosome or two in your genome), Spirit Bay has been busy working behind the scenes! What’s the result of all this hard work? Well, we have a few fun things to share...
As many of you are aware, being “new” owners (2nd generation), we have updated our exciting vision and our look a little bit. We are a “two stores in one” concept. One is the foundation that our store was built upon, Spirit Bay Trading Company, specializing in Native American beads, arts and crafts; and the other is our up-and-coming gift shop that we are in the process of growing.
Secondly, we are also excited to finally reveal our NEW look, formulated with loving care from months of effort at the drawing board during snowy days, experimenting with colored pencils, stencils, and pastels (alright, that’s an exaggeration; modern-day technology makes everything easier):
Lastly, we want you to know that we deeply appreciate our customers and care about your needs and thoughts, and we’d love to hear from you. We welcome your input on three survey questions used through the SurveyMonkey link.
Thank you for your continued business and we look forward to a super, scintillating, SPIRIT BAY SPRING! (Seriously, do enjoy all that spring has to offer as nature changes course and a wave of refreshing, vibrant life washes over the Northland!)
Until next time,
Your Friends at Spirit Bay