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Love on the Run

             We know a great little handmade paper and letterpress studio in Lincoln called Porridge Papers. Each year Porridge Papers hosts an event called “Love on the Run” where customers are invited to pen a free note to their valentine on an antique typewriter. The typed message then gets rolled up and placed in a glass bottle that is attached to a letterpress card. The best part--they deliver your note to your sweetheart on Valentine’s day… for free!

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01.25.10

Volume 2, Issue 2

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Last year your twentysomethings went and created Valentines for our sweeties--and had an amazing time! When we were there they had newspaper writers and photographers documenting the event (which was both in the Lincoln Journal Star print edition, online edition--click here, here, and here--and Porridge Paper’s blog!), big signage on the windows, and a shop buzzing with activity!

             After we were done making Valentines, we stopped by and had coffee at another local business in the area. This goes to show that when you host events like these, you not only help your business, but other businesses in your area as well. Since 2009’s Love on the Run, Porridge Papers has been a place that we both shop--Rachel even used them for her wedding invitations. We are pretty sure that they recouped the cost of our free Valentines, because they have two customers for life!

             We challenge you to find ways to bring customers in yours store! What events can you host to stir some excitement? You don’t need to invest a lot of money--the only thing you need is a little of your creativity and time! Give customers a reason to stop by and see you! Maybe even talk to surrounding businesses to see if they will join you in the challenge!