I bet you can relate to this sequence: panic, pray, plan. When 'rona hit, at first, everyone was panicking, even if we didn't want to admit it. Then, some of us started praying... for protection, for strength, for wisdom. Now, it's time to plan for the last four months of the year. We're already making holiday plans here at Buckaroo Bling. Are you?
Yes, this year has been crazy, wild, disappointing, frustrating, (add your own adjective here), but life must go on and we must remember to observe traditions and show those near and dear how much we care. So, how do we all do that in the Year of COVID (is that in the Chinese Zodiac now)?
I'm here to tell you what Buckaroo Bling is planning for the months ahead to help you keep your traditions and show the loved ones you care. So, pull up closer to the campfire, and read on!
We've planned a few big things for September, October, November, and December this year, and I hope you'll find at least one among them that's right for you. So, here's the lineup:
- SEPTEMBER: Buckaroo Bling is looking for a few trusty Deputies. Other brands call them brand ambassadors, but we prefer Bling Deputies. The search started at the beginning of this month, but don't you worry your pretty head. There's still time to apply until midnight on September 19th. And how, pray, do you apply? See our social media posts on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, or simply send us a message through this here link, and ask for Bling Deputy Application Kit. We'll hop right to it and email you a PDF with all the information you need. Know someone who'd love to be our Deputy? Why, refer them to either our social media posts or to this blog.
- OCTOBER: Keep your eyes peeled for a fun Quiz coming up to help you find your western fashion style. Are you a Reba, a Miranda, a Shania, or a Dolly? Keep up with Buckaroo Bling, and you'll be able to find out in late October. Not only that, but we'll make helpful suggestions on what colors, shapes, and materials to chose for your clothing and jewelry to keep looking your best depending on your style. Want to make sure you stay in the loop? Join our mailing list through the form on the bottom of this page.
- NOVEMBER: I don't know if I'll be seeing you this year at any holiday shows in November. Buckaroo Bling has applied to be at both the annual Holiday Extravaganza at Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell on November 13th-15th and the Artists & Craftsmen of the Flathead Christmas Show at the Kalispell Fairgrounds on November 27th-29th. Still, nobody knows what 'rona will be doing at that time of the year and if planned events will still go on or be cancelled like the ones in the spring and summer. So, if you want to see me and Buckaroo Bling in person, make sure to keep an eye on our schedule of events. That's going to be the first place we post about any changes. Just in case these plans end up getting scrapped, we're also planning a few special Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday / Giving Tuesday online events, so stay tuned.
- DECEMBER: As you have probably noticed, Pony Express has been kinda lame and running pretty slow this year. There've been lots of delays on both First Class Mail and Priority Mail - the two main ways we ship our bling to you. So, make sure you get those holiday purchases in time. We'll be cutting off holiday shipping on December 16th for domestic orders and December 1st for international ones. Of course, we'll still have Gift Cards in our shop, which you can get at the very last minute (delivered by email, no shipping required), and customers in Bigfork, Kalispell, Kila, and Whitefish will be able to place orders for local delivery up till December 23rd to have them delivered in time for Christmas.
So, that's the scoop! Want to get a jump start on your holiday shopping? We can sure help with that. Take a peek at a few favorites below, then head on over to our online shop for more.
P.S. You can now also find Buckaroo Bling on Rodeo Marketplace, Odbody.com and (wholesale) at the new app by Shopify, Handshake, which is currently in beta. Looking forward to connecting with you on any of these platforms!