Last Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, we had a difficult day at our studio. It started like any other day: making plates, shipping orders, printing. But at around 1:30 in the afternoon our workday was cut short. The sound of sirens drew us out from our workspace. We saw firefighters racing around to put out a fire that had started next door, but quickly spread to the roof of our building. We watched from across the street as a river of water flowed down the side of the building. At the time, we had no idea how deeply we would be impacted by what seemed to be a small, not so serious fire.
|KTVU coverage of the two-alarm fire|
When we were finally allowed back in the building we discovered much of what we had been creating over the last six years was now drenched in smoky water. We lost our entire collection of greeting cards, holiday cards, and shelves of stored paper.
Our beautiful, perfect card wall before ...