Every season this time of year, the team and I find ourselves incredibly humbled and grateful that so many of you rely on us to be part of your holiday festivities and gift-giving. Listen, we get it, you have a lot of choices and shopping small and independent isn't always the easiest or most convenient choice. But, just so you know, it means the world to those shopkeepers like me who are working to make these journeys around the sun meaningful and joyful and connected. When Greg and I started Cowboys and Astronauts over four years ago now, we could have never dreamed up all the stories you've made us part of over the years. And there are no words for the appreciation we feel. But please hear us when we say, "thank you thank you thank you," and we hope that everyone has a safe, happy, and adventurous holiday season.

Much love, Matthew