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CLOSING!

Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:17 am

Hi Everyone,

After 25 years, I’ve decided it’s time to close www.childrenoftheheart.net. I will shut the website down on 12/31/19.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who have bought from me. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. I have made so many friends over the years who I cherish and who’s friendships are everlasting.

I will still be around as a collector. So you can’t get rid of me! This will now be just a hobby and no longer a business after 12/31/19.

See you here on DollFan, Facebook, and at the shows!! :heart: :heart:

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Post by Mikki » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:24 am

Oh dear..what a long run...hope this is a good change for your life..but glad to know you'll still be here
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Post by Pat in Alabama » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:26 am

Now you can enjoy life with less stress. As long as you stay on here and in the doll world we will still be able to share babies. I am happy for you.
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Post by Dion » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:59 am

:D I am happy for you, Susan. You will have a lot less frustrations and worries! Since I highly value your friendship, I am happy that you are staying here on DF. Thank you so much for the lovely dolly deals we have done over the years. Time to relax and enjoy now!!

:heart: :foryou: :heart: Hugs and Blessings, Dion

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Post by georgeanne » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:07 pm

That is a long time to run a business so you should be very proud of yourself. Now you can just enjoy Jadyn, your boys and hubby and always dollies.
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Post by Amy Rebecca » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:15 pm

Hope you continue to enjoy doll collecting.... Ty so much for my dream baby Enlai.......

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Post by Suzanne » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:29 am

Good for you... you were very lucky to have had your business for so long and as long as you wanted to enjoy it... every end is a new beginning... Glad you will still be around !!

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Post by Barbydoll » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:17 pm

So glad that you are staying with Doll-Fan!!!
I am sure that many people have enjoyed doing transactions with you through the years!
Enjoy your " free times" coming up!
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Post by Annette » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:58 pm

So glad you're still going to be here and in the dolly community. There aren't many who can say they have been in business for as long as you have, and a successful one at that. :)
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Post by safcfootienut_Jo » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:14 am

So glad you are sticking around as a collector. Hopefully you will enjoy your "retirement"......more fun time for you and your family too.

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Post by tammiedolz4u » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 am

Wishing you much success in your future endeavors!

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:07 pm

Pat in Alabama wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:26 am
Now you can enjoy life with less stress. As long as you stay on here and in the doll world we will still be able to share babies. I am happy for you.
Hi Pat -- Oh how I wish it were less stress! Taking tons of pictures and answering many emails day after day only for the person asking to decide not to buy. It's so frustrating. I wish only serious serious buyers would contact me. When I spend hours taking photos and answering emails that do not result in a sale, I am so disappointed every time. That is time that I could have spent with Jadyn or my sons. BUT I know that is the nature of the business. Even after I close Children of the Heart, I still have sooooooo many dolls that I will have to decide which will stay and which will go. It will take me years!

Anyway, thanks so much to the ladies who have bought! I hope your babies bring you so much joy -- that's why I started the business in the first place -- to put a smile on someone's face and a warm spot in the middle of there heart.


Love to all!

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Dion wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:59 am
:D I am happy for you, Susan. You will have a lot less frustrations and worries! Since I highly value your friendship, I am happy that you are staying here on DF. Thank you so much for the lovely dolly deals we have done over the years. Time to relax and enjoy now!!

:heart: :foryou: :heart: Hugs and Blessings, Dion
Oh Dion, that is so very sweet of you! See my reply to Pat -- frustration will be around for awhile I do feel. I am value your friendship too. You are so very welcome! I'm looking forward to those days of relaxing!!!

Love and hugs to you my sweet friend,

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:11 pm

georgeanne wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:07 pm
That is a long time to run a business so you should be very proud of yourself. Now you can just enjoy Jadyn, your boys and hubby and always dollies.
Hi Georgeanne,

Yes, a very long run. The doll world has changed drastically over the years. I wish I could say for the better -- but! Anyway, I will still enjoy being part of this awesome group. I'm looking forward to enjoying my family eventually!

Love and hugs to a sweet friend,

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:12 pm

Amy Rebecca wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:15 pm
Hope you continue to enjoy doll collecting.... Ty so much for my dream baby Enlai.......
You are so very welcome Amy!!! :heart:

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:14 pm

Suzanne wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:29 am
Good for you... you were very lucky to have had your business for so long and as long as you wanted to enjoy it... every end is a new beginning... Glad you will still be around !!
Thanks so much Suzanne. It's been awesome. The best part is all the lasting friendships that I have made that probably wouldn't exist if I didn't have the business to give me the opportunities to meet such great people. I look forward to be a collector!!

Love and hugs,

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:15 pm

Barbydoll wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:17 pm
So glad that you are staying with Doll-Fan!!!
I am sure that many people have enjoyed doing transactions with you through the years!
Enjoy your " free times" coming up!
Thank you so much Barb. Looking forward to those free times!!!

love and hugs,

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:16 pm

Annette wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:58 pm
So glad you're still going to be here and in the dolly community. There aren't many who can say they have been in business for as long as you have, and a successful one at that. :)
Thank you so much Annette! I am so very proud of my reputation in the doll world! I worked hard to achieve it. Yep -- I'll still be here. Have never gotten a hold of my dolly addiction. At this point, I think it's hopeless!

Love and hugs,

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:17 pm

safcfootienut_Jo wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:14 am
So glad you are sticking around as a collector. Hopefully you will enjoy your "retirement"......more fun time for you and your family too.

Jo in the UK
Thank you, Jo! Looking forward to the "retirement" down the road. Thank you for all the wonderful knits that I have bought over the years!

Love and hugs,

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Post by Susan@childrenoftheheart » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:19 pm

tammiedolz4u wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 am
Wishing you much success in your future endeavors!
Thank you so much! Taking care of family and our home is what I'm looking forward to doing. Jadyn will be starting 6th grade and is very active in dance. So my days will still be full!

Hugs,

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