Have you ever wondered why my Website/Blog is called Klompen Stampers? Or I use “Klompen Stampers” on everything I do???
Today’s post is not my usual type of post and I don’t have any stamping ideas for you today….but I just thought it would be fun to explain KLOMPEN STAMPERS for those of you who wonder!
For those of you who don’t know, I live in Zeeland, Michigan, which is right next to Holland, Michigan. When I began my Stampin’ Up! business, 24 years ago, we lived in Holland and my kids were quite young. The above picture had to be from the first few years of me being a demonstrator.
What is Klompen Stampers?
So, what is Klompen Stampers. Well, in Holland, every year we have the annual Tulip Time Festival. It’s a BIG DEAL around here and draws visitors from all over. Everyone dresses up in authentic Dutch costumes and there is a whole week of festivities and parades. Honestly, it’s quite crazy but when the kids were young I loved it.
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, we can name our team. When I was ready to do that, I asked my team members for suggestions. One of them came up with KLOMPEN STAMPERS.
You see, during Tulip Time, there are KLOMPEN DANCERS! So it was just a play on the words, and since at the time my whole team was from Holland, Michigan it seemed appropriate. Here are just a few pictures I found of some of the Klompen Dancers.
Tulip Time in Holland
Here is a news clip I found on the NBC Nightly News about our festival.
Over the years, as my business grew and I started a blog and other social media sites, I carried the name KLOMPEN STAMPERS through out.
Now you know the story…..
Sorry, no stamping today….. but just a fun little post sharing where I live and why I call my business KLOMPEN STAMPERS!
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