A Trip Down Memory Lane

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Happy Small Business Saturday!
Let's take a trip down memory lane!

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Were you around when we were known as Stickers Galore? Mom (Kristin) started it all out of a shoebox of stickers in the basement over 20 years ago. 

A few years later we moved into our first real building on Gratiot Rd. in Saginaw.

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We kept expanding our products, so we moved two more times and are now in our warehouse on Midland Rd in Saginaw.
We didn't want to be known for only stickers since we started to carry more of a variety of craft supplies, so we changed our name to A Cherry On Top. Plus having a name that started with an "A" came first in the phone book! :) Since that was important back in the day lol.

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From only selling stickers to selling all kinds of crafty things like yarn and paint, we came a long way! Mom was the heart and soul of this company, working night and day, but never really “working” since she loved it so much. We always joked that it was her 6th child 😆🥰 

Sadly we lost Mom in 2018 after a long and brave battle with cancer. Us five siblings are now owners and strive to carry on her legacy. Mom still inspires us every day, and we work hard to make her proud ❤️❤️

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Thanks for sharing your amazing story! I remember when it was Stickers Galore, and have followed your journey as a devout cherry! Your Mother would be so proud of all of you!
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i remember ordering back in the stickers galore days!
you all have come a long way--high five and hugs
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I don’t think I joined until after you had become ACOT.  
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Awwww...such sweet memories.  I also think I didn't join until you were ACOT.
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Thanks for sharing this. I definitely ordered when it was stickers galore but didn’t join the community until recently.
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I joined this community shortly after it was formed when you were Stickers Galore. And waay back then it was a thing to have @stick gal” meetups anyplace you went. I formed some wonderful long time friendships from this board and those meet ups.

We also had a few years of wonderful drama on here that was better than tv soap operas. We survived it all and thrived with ACOT. Wonderful community and still one of the very best places on the Internet to shop for SB supplies.

Thanks for being here and doing whatyou do !!
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This story is heartwarming! So glad you shared it.
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Great memories! Did y’all start another Instagram account? I got a request using y’all’s name and cherry design.
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Sweet memories! I've been here awhile, but I think since it's been ACOT. 💖
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Beautiful story of this wonderful business!! I'm sure your mom is so proud of all of you.
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Also a Stickers Galore follower. Such a wonderful memory and journey you've all been on.
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I joined when it was Stickers Galore and just love your family story!  It warms my heart reading it every time... 
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I remember buying from Stickers Galore. Thanks for sharing ACOT's history and success! 
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Thank you all so much! Your support means a lot to us  💗 💗
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lissahope26 wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Great memories! Did y’all start another Instagram account? I got a request using y’all’s name and cherry design.

No we haven't started another Instagram account. That is a spam account which hopefully will be taken down soon. These spammers have too much time on their hands ha!
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I have also been a long time shopper, long before I joined the boards, and it could have very well been Stickers Galore at one point when dd and I used to shop for stickers. When I did join the boards it was 2008 and definitely ACOT by then.

I love this beautiful tribute and history and the wonderful pics. Your mom would be so proud of all of you. ACOT is STILL my cyber home and I personally support this small business all year round lol.
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Rachel_K wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:04 am
lissahope26 wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Great memories! Did y’all start another Instagram account? I got a request using y’all’s name and cherry design.

No we haven't started another Instagram account. That is a spam account which hopefully will be taken down soon. These spammers have too much time on their hands ha! 
I got that too and after reading it was spam I "unallowed" them in my account. Seriously what is wrong with people. Don't they have anything better to do. Thanks for letting us know it really isn't ACOT.
 
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Charleneanne wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:58 pm
I joined this community shortly after it was formed when you were Stickers Galore. And waay back then it was a thing to have @stick gal” meetups anyplace you went. I formed some wonderful long time friendships from this board and those meet ups.

We also had a few years of wonderful drama on here that was better than tv soap operas. We survived it all and thrived with ACOT. Wonderful community and still one of the very best places on the Internet to shop for SB supplies.

Thanks for being here and doing whatyou do !!

I remember the drama too. Ugh. But you are right we survived it and came back even stronger in my opinion. Our community is the best and shopping ACOT is the best!
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wow.  I had no idea the history.  I remember stickers galore but did not know that it evolved into this.  cool. 
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