Fresh Ink

A Time to Remember

Dec 27, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I've been thinking about Ginko Papers and all it has brought me over the years. It has brought me closer to my favorite home away for home, Japan. It has brought me closer to many customers across the US and worldwide. Many loyal fans of Ginko still send my family Christmas cards today. That's always a treat. It's brought me closer to the stationery world, which I still love. Of course, I've learned a lot from Ginko. I raised my first child as I unpacked inventory and made space for it on the office shelves, then converted the garage to a warehouse for more. I gave birth to my second child while running trade shows and writing press material. Ginko was intertwined in our lives, our home, our vacations, and our daily routines.

I closed Ginko a year ago and I've thought back on the times we shared fondly. I've wondered how you're doing and I'm hoping you're all well. I wanted to let you know that things are busy here. Mina is six and Mark is three. They keep us running around all day. Ive also been visiting more of Los Angeles and getting out to make small journeys of exploration to places I love. I've been writing about these visit and posting my writing on Medium. I'd be thrilled if you'd stop by to read some of my work.

Until then, please have a wonderful new year. May 2016 bring you love, health, success, and happiness. May you write letters, send cards, and share your warm heart with your loved ones. I know you always loved doing that. Send some of the stationery you bought from Ginko Papers and brighten someone's day!

All my love,
Garin