Saturday, December 20, 2014

Shop Closing January 31st = Big Sale!

Well my crafty friends, I have some sad news to share with you today. Due to upcoming changes in the European VAT tax laws, which affect us because our customer base is largely EU residents, Deedee's Digis will be closing January 31, 2015, and will not be able to sell to residents of the European Union after December 31, 2014.

I did not think that, as an American company, Deedee's Digis was subject to these laws, but learned just days ago that it is. Because the majority of our customers reside in EU countries, we must comply with the new laws or face stiff penalties. Unfortunately, I am not in the position financially or administratively to meet these new demands, and as such, will be closing the shop.

The new VAT tax laws go into effect January 1, but I did not want to close with such short notice. Thus, the shop will remain open until the end of January, but again, we will be unable to sell to European residents after December 31. Between now and then, please enjoy a 75% discount on all products throughout the shop. No need for coupon codes -- all prices have been adjusted, and no product costs more than a dollar! We will still be posting and sharing here on our blog, and sponsoring the challenges we had committed to right up until the end. We'll also have a very special "last hurrah" Digi of the Month challenge starting December 29, along with a few other treats along the way to help us go out in a FUN way, not a sad way. So we hope you'll stick around for that last bit of fun, too.

I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support of Deedee's Digis. I've really enjoyed sharing my doodles with you, and seeing you bring them to life has given me many, many smiles! :-)



6 comments:

  1. I am saddened by this news. I really enjoyed your blog, challenges and digi stamps, of course. I hope things change in the future and we'll get to see your shop and images once again. All the best!

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  2. I am so sorry you are having to close. This tax has caused so many digi artists to close their shops and it is very sad for all your customers.
    Have a happy Christmas.

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  3. Sad news indeed. You know I am a big fan of your designs, Deedee! I will miss you! Hope the laws change because this has put a lot of small businesses / digis artists out of business.

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  4. I am very sorry for you and for those of us who absolutely love your images. It is a shame that these laws have to pertain to nice small family businesses. Hopefully enough people will be able to get together and get the laws changed. I will pray for that. I was one of the very lucky people who was very honored to be on your design team. I considered it a total privilege and was very happy to be able to spread some cheer turning your images into cards, especially the cards I made for hospitalized children. This will not stop me from using your images on a regular basis. Please know that your works of art will continue to bring a smile to children's faces all over the country. Thanks for being such a great artist and wonderful person to work with, Deedee.
    I know your holiday will not be the same this year compared to years past, but I do wish you and your family the best of holidays anyway. Keep your chin up.
    Hugs & Love
    Donna

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  5. Oh this just makes me so sad. I have had so much fun playing along with your challenge and creating with your sweet images.
    Take care,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  6. Oh so sad to hear. I hope new doors open for you. Please know your works are loved and appreciated. BIg Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

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