2016 was a year of massive change and growth for The Social Page. As many of you know, after 25 years of retail, we closed the doors on our shopping space, mainly due to a 60% increase from the City of Calgary in property taxes. That, combined with slower foot traffic through the shop, meant we had to make some hard choices. So we choose to refocus our energy back where we started, back to what we love doing and what we do best and that’s making incredible invitation suites.
With closing our doors, how could that mark a year of growth for us? As professionals, it was a year of incredible gratitude. Gratitude for our loyal customers, for our corporate clients who continued to support a local business and for everyone in the Calgary wedding community who continued to do business with us, despite the uphill battles we were facing. Personally and professionally, we grew, as individuals and as a team.
Our new location is something we are most certainly celebrating this year. Warm, focused and quiet, our new space allows our award-winning designers and staff to have intimate one-on-one consultations with our clients with fewer distractions. Our new location has convenient free parking right outside our door and makes it possible to continue to offer the opportunity for clients and customers to purchase bulk paper and envelopments. It’s the perfect creative environment for us, and we are so excited to have welcomed so many people through our doors since we arrived in October.
While our design space may have changed, our online store has not! Filled to bring with everything you need to fill out the details of your party or wedding planning, we still offer hundreds of products to create the perfect event.
Our new space empowers us creatively and allows us to continue to focus on our passion and what we do best – creating award-winning Calgary wedding and event stationery.