Howdy, Hazelnuts! November 2020 Updates 🌰

Hello, Hazelnuts! It's November 23, 2020 and it's a lovely, partly cloudy afternoon here in Brooklyn, New York. We received reports from Oliver Mouse, the Village weather expert, that it is a sunny and brisk day over at Hazel Village. Right on track for the icicle to twinkle! If you're new here -- my name is Maddy, and I am one of the industrious elves who works here at the Village. I come with some fun updates on what's going on in our Brooklyn workshop!


Today, we added quite a few new Hazelnuts! 🎉 Welcome, friends! Feel free to join our Facebook Community here and say hi to some of the friendliest nuts you'll ever meet. If you’re on Instagram, let us know your handle so we can add you to some Hazelnut-exclusive close friends stories as well! We're very excited to have you here. ☺️


CAT SHIPMENT UPDATES! Some of our Hazelnut friends have been waiting some time, but it appears the moment is finally approaching. After quite a few bumps in the road for our cat backpacks, Maeve Cat and Orion Cat's luggage from last month's launch are finally arriving in Brooklyn! It's been quite a journey, and we thank you all for being so patient with us after the delay. We'll be sending those final cat orders out via Priority Mail so the cat twins can finally meet their new friends. Apologies again for the inconvenience, we're learning a lot with every launch how we can improve for the next one.


Our winter knit launch! We have some cozy winter knits for our doll and animal friends being created as we speak by a group of talented artisans in Peru. The launch had to be pushed initially, but we're aiming to have the knits (and the some shimmery pieces for the Icicle’s First Twinkle) released on December 10th just in time for the holidays. Stay tuned for updates! There may even be some sneak peeks in the near future. 😉


Black Friday is approaching! This year, we're having our second annual Black Friday sale. This year, the sale will be extended through Sunday* so you can celebrate Small Business Saturday with us as well. The sale will be 20% off site wide (this excludes our EMC collaboration, as part of the proceeds are being donated to the organization). As this year has provided us with quite a few new challenges when it comes to our supply chain, there may be limited stock on some of our animal friends.


We definitely recommend shopping early to secure any woodland friends you've been wanting to add to your gift list, as it may be some time before we're able to restock them! Thanks for understanding as we navigate quite a unique set of challenges during this pandemic. ❤️


And the returning friend? We haven’t forgotten about her! Maybe there will be a little hint this week as we gear up for her arrival in December.


Hazelnuts, thank you for reading! We wish you a happy and healthy week ahead. And as we say here in the Village - may industry and good cheer be with you always!


*Edit: This post originally stated our Black Friday sale extended through Cyber Monday. This was an error, the 20% off sale will be running through Sunday and not Monday. Monday will be a free shipping promotion.