It's that time of year again! One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas is spending time with all of my kiddos. I have nine children, as most of you know, and they're getting older now. Two are off to college and three are in high school. Christmas is the one time where I can still get together with most of the family for meal sharing and festivities. We're really looking forward to playing more of the Ticket to Ride Legacy game!
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It's been a busy year! Kids are getting older and school is getting ready to let out!
It's definitely been awhile since our latest release! There's been a lot that's happened from multiple heart surgeries to a new job. This year our second-oldest son, Ashton, graduated high school and, with growing kids comes more activities and events. Our oldest daughter has become somewhat of a track star (taking after her dad)! I am already beginning work on some new inserts including an update for Project L, Space Base (with all expansions, a Marvel Champions solution, and much, much more.
At the latter part of 2019, I began researching 3d print technology. After quite a bit of research and trial & error (along with a TON of help from friends and forums) I have been able to launch a new product line of plastic "3d printed" inserts. This is a perfect match for Insert Here as we continue to offer all of our insert products pre-assembled! They are a little weightier than the foam board, however they also allow me to fit more into a box - taking advantage of the thinner walls that are possible with plastic. We have lots of plans in place to grow this product line.
Well, I tend to post more in social media than on my own site. I did just publish a newsletter here that mentions quite a bit we have going on. First we have an auction transpiring to help raise funds to offset medical expenses accrued due to a quadruple heart bypass surgery. No worries, Rob is doing much better and no damage was actually done to the heart due to it being caught so early. We have a coupon code with a bunch of new releases. And, last, we have a giveaway. As always, please help spread the word - every share is a HUGE help for us.
Before I talk about our new releases I wanted to provide a personal update. As I've been discussing, I underwent a quadruple heart bypass just this past January. It was an extremely scary time of my life and impacted my life in a great way. They drew one of my arteries out of my arm which severely affected my ability to build inserts. The good news, however, was that I suffered no heart damage. I am darn near 100%, but this has impacted my delivery time significantly, adding to my delays in getting inserts out.
Today is quite exciting for me as we are releasing an insert for Dinosaur Island (one of our favorite games). It's exciting because I was holding off on designing a solution for it until the expansion had come out as there was just SO many components in both the base game and expansion. We're also releasing an insert for Duelosaur Island, Monster Lands, Dark Souls: The Card Game along with new version of Nations: The Dice Game (which will hold the Unrest expansion) and Betryal at House on Hill (which will hold the upgrade kit).
I sure hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We're back in the swing of things here at the home front! We released 10 inserts last week and another 4 this week! We have SO much on the horizon as well! I am so grateful for our wonderful customer base and all your support!
I often debate whether to remove the news section from my site as I tend to be more active in social media than on my very own site. I realized it had been far too long since posting something and I just couldn't keep in the excitement of our new brand/logo/look! Switching was extremely hard as we really liked what we had (hopefully we can find new and fun ways to incorporate the Insert Here "guy"--we'll see) but I felt it was time to sport a more clean and professional look (while making it much easier to print).