We’re in a celebratory mood. 🙂 Why? Because today is the 25-year anniversary of another of our fabulous Consultants: Debbi Fournier! It was Debbi’s passion for stamping that led her to D.O.T.S., the precursor to Close To My Heart, as a way of earning a little extra money for her family. 25 years later, we are honored to have her as part of this company; she is an extraordinary example of friendship, integrity, and loyalty, values we cherish here at Close To My Heart.
We recognized Debbi’s 25-year anniversary this year at Convention by inviting her to the stage and presenting her with a scrapbook filled with pictures from her many experiences, friendships, and achievements. You can look at some pages from this scrapbook here, and see for yourself what a lovely person she is.
In addition to achieving the esteemed title of Senior Executive Director in her time as a Consultant, Debbi has also earned two incentive trip cruises through her hard work and dedication—one to the Western Caribbean and the other to the Southern Caribbean.
Executive Director Joanne Walton, who has known Debbi for over 20 years, considers Debbi one of her closest friends, affirming that Debbi is the epitome of loyalty and personal integrity. When Joanne joined D.O.T.S. as a brand new Consultant, Debbi became a mentor to her, showing her how to run her business, even though Debbi was not her official Upline. According to Joanne, Debbi has never seen Team divisions but rather helps anyone and everyone who needs it. Over the years, Debbi, has continued helping Joanne with expo booths just for the sake of their friendship and from the goodness in her heart.
Debbi’s genuine care for others also makes her an incredible wife and mother. Her husband, Gary, has been by her side through her entire Close To My Heart journey. She has been a loving mother to her two sons, Garrett and Richard, and stepson, Bo. While she has helped support her family with her Close To My Heart business, her family has similarly supported her passion since day one, and even included a crafting studio in their home addition—what a lucky lady!
We’re so grateful to have Debbi as part of our Close To My Heart family, and we want your help celebrating Debbi’s special anniversary. She is such a sweet woman, and we want her to know just how amazing she is! If you know Debbi, please share a brief memory or story about how she has influenced you in your Close To My Heart business or personal life in the comments section. For those who don’t know Debbi personally, feel free to simply congratulate her on her 25 years with us. Next week, we’ll randomly select 25 comments—one for each of Debbi’s incredible 25 years—and send those individuals the Urban paper packet, which is one of our featured paper collections for November!
Thank you, Debbi, for your dedication and loyalty over the past 25 years! We appreciate all you do!
Congratulations on your 25 years with such a wonderful company!
Another wonderful Consultant for Close To My Heart!! So glad to learn more about her.
Congratulations! What an awesome achievement!
Congratulations on your well deservied accomplishment.
Congratulations, Debbi! What an amazing 25 years!
Congratulations on 25 years of amazing memories Debbi!
Congratulations on 25 years, you are truly an Inspiration
Well done on 25 years. As anniversary it means silver and you really sparkle and stand out just like silver. Congratulations
Congratulations Debbi! Amazing 25 years of creativity with Close to My Heart!
Debbi is my niece. She is all the things you mentioned and more. Her mom(my sister) taught all her wonderful traits. Congratulations on 25 years of having fun doing what you love. Lots of love, auntie cherie
Well done Debbi 25 years is a long time with one company and you have chosen a great company to be with congratulations 🙂
Congratulations Debbi! What a great accomplishment!
Congrats! 25 years that’s pretty awesome! 🙂
Well done Debbi .. Great achievement x
Congratulations, Debbi. This next year will mark 5 years for me. I can’t even imagine the years of hard work that has brought you to this big milestone. I wish you all the best.
Congratulations! That is a long time!!! Glad you’ve loved what you have done for so long!
Congratulations on 25 years, Debbi! That is an amazing accomplishment. You are an inspiration to all of us. I’m sure it hasn’t always been easy but you have hung in there and continued to do what you love.
Awesome-sauce Debbi! Loved your story!
Wow 25years! Congrats Debbie…shows your love for CTMH never ends. I can imagine you must have seen and touched so many beautiful CTMH papers and embellishments during all those years. A Crafting studio? I want one of those!!! All the best to many more years!
As a new consultant in 1995, on my way to Convention, Debbie spent time talking to me about my business and gave me some excellent tips. She helped me to become the kind and caring upline that she is. Between her and my upline, Joanne Walton, I found much success in my early years with DOTS and CTMH. Thank youn Debbie.
As someone who has only been with CTMH for just over a year….I congratulate you on 25years of hard work, dedication to the Company and your customers and other Consultants, and of course many years of fun and creation.
Congratulations, Debbie! That’s quite an achievement!
Congrats Debbie! 😄
Congratulations Debi! What a wonderful CTMH life journey you have been on!!! 🙂
Congratulations on 25 years with CTMH Debbi! And congratulations to CTMH for being the kind of company that people want to stay with for that long!
Debbi….Happy Anniversary! 25 yrs! I remember lots about you…the card sames you sent, the online chats we had on AOL in the DOTS chatroom, how you helped me when I didnt have much of an upline in the early days, conventions, praying for you during crazy times and more. And all these years later we are still in touch. Love and prayers always survivor sister! YOU ROCK!
Congratulations on 25 years of doing what makes people happt.
Congratulations! What an inspiration! Lovely story.
Congratulations, Debbi!!! So glad we met through CTMH …. You are awesome!
Congratulations Debbi! You are an inspiration to people like me that are new to CTMH. Thanks so much!
Congratulations on 25 years with CTMH…..amazing woman and amazing company !!!
Many congratulations, Debbi! Wishing you many more successful years doing what you love!
Congratulations on your silver anniversary Debbi! I am so thankful to be on your team. You have been such an inspiration to me over the years, both with your great business sense and your amazing creativity! Thank you for sharing it with us! I remember the first time I got to spend a little extra time with you at the San Diego Zoo after the Director’s Dinner one year. We had fun walking and talking and comparing our “orthopedic shoes” with each other. LOL. Love you Debbi! xoxo
Congratulations Debbi! What a great accomplishment & inspiration! Love CTMH!!
Congrats on 25 years! I love CTMH.
Happy to be part of your extended CTMH family!
Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! You are so lucky to be part of the CTMH family for so long. And you must be very special with the name Debbi!
Congratulations Debbie on your 25 years !
Congratulations to you Debbie on your 25 years at Close To My Heart!!! Blessings to you as you continue to be apart of the CTMH family 🙂
Congratulations Debbi!! What a great accomplishment!!!
Pingback: Winners of the Another 25-Year Champ Giveaway! | Make It from Your Heart
Congratulations! 25 years is a big accomplishment!