Behind the scenes of a global family business. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:41

Dearest Jay,

 

This will be your third year working at our family business DOMitp. You've experienced the massive warehouse where all the merchandise from around the world is stored.

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And participated in the process of delivering the items to storefronts.

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One question you always ask (as a curious future entrepreneur) is "How did these things get to the warehouse?" as you cart boxes from store to store. Your Dziadek explains how Babcia and him travel around the world to look for carefully crafted items made by hand that buyers will enjoy. It will be many years before you can join them on one of their expeditions but in the meantime a photo essay of their most recent trip will illustrate the process.

 

 

A month after Christmas, Babcia and Dziadek travel to Poland.

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They visit a factory where glass is blown.

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The glass is left to dry in the shape of an ornament. The long stems are cut off when dried.

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An artist hand paints each ornament, one by one, using colors/designs we picked out.

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Another artist carefully applies any embellishments under our direction.

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Babcia and Dziadek collect the beautiful samples (each a piece of art) to bring back to Chicago.

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And they monitor the progress of ornaments they designed, exclusive designs, only available at our store.

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When your grandparents arrive home they begin to order large quantities of the ornaments they loved. The merchandise is placed in an enormous container that travels across the ocean and arrives in the warehouse that you know so well. That's where your important job comes in - to deliver the items to the stores so that other people will enjoy them as much as our family does.

 

I'm sure if you review your stellar work performance with the boss, he can pencil in a future work trip. I'd love for you to witness the passion your grandparents have and observe the fine craftsmenship in person.

 

Love,

Mama

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:44
 

Comments  

 
# I am LOVD 2012-03-07 11:18
How about a Cleveland store? That's a lot of delicate goodness traveling over the pond!
 
 
# Pauline 2012-03-07 11:25
Anyone having issues leaving a comment? Trying to figure out the problem. Thanks for any input.
 
 
# Amy 2012-03-07 11:28
A CLE store would be wonderful!!!!
 
 
# Kasia 2012-03-07 12:22
Love this! Its truly an amazing process and so rewarding. Jay may inherit it all!
 
 
# Jessica B. 2012-03-07 14:39
I love that your children can be apart of their OWN legacy from such a young age!
 
 
# Jenny Rapson 2012-03-07 14:40
I likes to comment. Testing for you using Chrome.
 
 
# Marta 2012-03-07 14:48
I love how interested he is in the family business. I feel confident that you know what he's going to do when he grows up!

(PS I'm in Firefox)
 
 
# Kristine 2012-03-07 14:54
I love reading about your a-freakin-sortable family. Great pictures, too, btw! :)

(Mobile safari)
 
 
# kelly 2012-03-07 15:11
What a great experience for Jay! And the ornaments are stunning!
 
 
# Rima 2012-03-07 15:54
How cool! I learned something, too :)
 
 
# Kathy Elliott 2012-03-07 18:38
Just making sure my comments get through to you...I saw on facebook some were having trouble?
 
 
# naomi 2012-03-07 23:30
Amazing, amazing! Love the process and its so much more special after having met your mama!
 
 
# I am LOVD 2012-03-08 10:14
I know you've got a lot of mommy bloggers and my giveaway today could be worth it for all involved - free Happy Meals and a 1 GB flash drive, just to name a few items. Hope you can stop by...

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# Allison 2012-03-08 12:22
Love the ornaments! So beautiful! My aunt is Polish, I'm sure she's love a Christmas ornament from your store - make her feel right back at home! :)
 
 
# PolPrairieMama 2012-03-08 12:56
I love that he is so curious. And I love that you are teaching him. Pozdrawiam!

~Kasia
 
 
# Mari@ SittingAround 2012-03-08 16:45
It's nice of him to be interested in your family business even on a young age. I'm sure he'll do good on it!
 

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Pauline Karwowski.

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Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

Now in Chicago, IL.

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