Well, what a year it has been. Lots of highs, as well as a few lows, but as we look back, it has been a great year overall with many more of our lovely customers having great fun and raising lots of money with our products.
We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and that your events and celebrations went well and we look forward to helping you again in 2024. Take a look at our Socials to see what everyone has been up to and maybe get some extra inspiration for your own events.
Some of you may have noticed that we have moved again! This time, we are back with our own warehouse so we’ll have much better control over all of our processes and be even better placed to deliver our trade mark friendly and efficient customer service.
That’s not the only big change though. We are very excited to announce that, in 2024, we’ll be introducing even better and brighter colours. We know that it’s all about the colour for us, and you, so we decided to see if we can up our game even more. In the end, there was only one option. Unsurprisingly, that was to go back to sourcing our powder from India which is, after all, the origin of colour throwing powder or Gulal as it’s known in India, and the world-famous Holi festival.
Look out for more information in 2024, we are sure you’ll be impressed with what we have come up with.
We know that we need to be mindful of our carbon footprint, but when we looked into it, a lot of the raw materials need to be imported to the UK anyway. Given the volumes involved, we have to import in containers and these are by far the most efficient way with regards to CO2 emissions.
On that subject, we have been working with our shipping partner and we’ll also be offering you the option to pick up from convenient collection points. This avoids extra miles by the courier, especially if it avoids the need to rearrange deliveries.
Right now, we are preparing for our busiest time which is the run up to Holi. In 2024 it’s March 25th so the days will definitely be getting longer and hopefully warmer by then. We have noticed that more and more of our school customers have been running Holi-themed events. These are great hooks to introduce a wide range of cultural studies to explore how different traditions are celebrated around the world, and here in the UK with our wonderful diverse culture.
We are always amazed and impressed by the creativity of our customers so get your thinking caps on. And don’t forget to share your memories with us!
However you plan to raise money, or just celebrate next year, we wish you all a happy, healthy, (and colourful!) 2024.
The Ministry Of Colours Team