There are so many emotions that I’m experiencing that I won’t be able to convey through this post.

Hi world, I’m Judy but all my friends call me Judes and I’m the person behind JUDES & CO. I'm a coffee drinking, dog obsessing, dreamer with a severe case of wanderlust.

Starting JUDES & CO. was something totally foreign, exciting and scary. It’s pushed me so far out of my comfort zone in so many ways. It’s been one of the most creative, rewarding, exhilarating and challenging things I’ve ever done. I’m so proud to say that this labour of love is authentically me. 

It can be lonely, experiencing all the highs and lows of running a small business on your own. There are slow days, moments of frustration and uncertainty but the love, encouragement, kind words, and all the moral support this community has given me has kept me going and is something I will cherish forever. 

On the eve of our first birthday I wanted to write a little note to introduce myself but to also express my love and gratitude to this community. This passion project means so much to me and is transforming to something I could’ve only dreamed of.

I will never be able to fully express my gratitude but please know that I’m so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you.

Thank you for being here.

Thank you for loving our eco-friendly candles.

Thank you for being so kind and welcoming.

Thank you for making this a year that I’ll never forget.