What a week it has been in my town of Brisbane! I'm sure you have all seen the devastating pictures on the TV - so heartbreaking. Also, sadly it seems other parts of Australia are now flooding too :-(
But, I can say I feel so proud of the efforts of the thousands of volunteers, and the positive and enthusiastic way the cleanup has begun in Brisbane. It has really restored my faith in humanity, and I am feeling a very proud Australian!
I am very thankful that my home has not been damaged, and my business is still operating.
At Lanternshop.com.au, we would like to do our small bit to help! We currently have our Australian Lantern on sale for $4.56, and this is proving to be very popular, with Australia Day just around the corner. We will dontate $2.00 per lantern sold between now and Australia Day to the Premiers Relief Appeal!! Will we make our donation on 27 January 2011 (I'm hoping we sell thousands).
Firstly, Happy New Year!! 2011 is starting at a frantic pace already! The container arrived yesterday with so many exciting new items: Candle bags, submersible LED lights, irregular ribbed paper and bamboo lanterns, polka dot paper lanterns, nylon lanterns, more LED lanterns, new LED lighting, deluxe paper lanterns, more colours in our 50cm range - and these red and white heart lanterns, which I've fallen in love with!
The perfect lantern for Valentines Day, Engagements, Weddings and little girls parties!
All the new goodies will be available on Monday, when our new and improved website will be launched! Our updated site will make shopping much easier, and will automatically give bulk discounts etc.