Have you noticed each year brings fewer and fewer holiday cards in the mail? Chalk it up to our digital society and social media. And while a tangible, hard copy of anything evokes extra thought and care, I admit this year I also went the way of “too busy.”
Shame on me.
Poking at my guilt was this article on small business trends for 2024. Yes, artificial intelligence will continue to be the hoopla. But guess what it’s not? REAL. In the coming year emotional intelligence will be our marketing edge. Empathy. Relationships. Tactile products. Human interaction. Experiences in which we physically partake. Customer service. Soft skills. The REAL list goes on and on.
In 2024, I’m focusing on real. How about you?
My Mistletoe Wish
My friend, Carla, fills her home with beautiful wreaths made from her garden, and her gift of mistletoe radiates the loving person she is. May these same gifts of hope, joy, friendship, and love fill your Christmas and New Year. God’s blessings to you!
What I’m Tuned In To This Month
- 6 Must-Have Cheeses Invented in Wisconsin: Where else would a good cheese originate?
- Enchantment: I loved Katherine May’s Wintering, so I quickly grabbed her latest release from my library’s shelf.
- Classic Tiramisù: I make it every year, but could never decide on a favorite recipe. No more. This is it. Make it a day ahead for a full set and total swooooon.
- A Christmas Scandal: Did you know Jesus’ lineage is filled with bad apples? Christmas is for outsiders. So is Hope Lake Country. We all know it’s hard to step into a new church so if you want, let’s go together. Here’s our list of in-house services and here’s our online service.
Let’s Work Together
Think Adunate might be a good fit for your next project? Give me a holler and we’ll discuss ideas.