To our Orvis Family,
We’ve been thinking a lot about holiday gatherings this year and the potential for many of us to reconnect with loved ones through the moments and memories that make up shared traditions.
In our family, it is the crimson wax used to seal the feather on the outside of a special gift. Or the sip of coffee from the thermos after setting out the decoys on a frigid duck hunt on the morning of Christmas Eve. Or the tap-dancing sound of dog toenails on the floor as we bundle up for the afternoon hike with all the pups after presents have been opened.
This year will be a powerful reminder of the importance of these moments—and the people and dogs we share them with. Like all families, ours has seen change. Although this year we said goodbye to our grandfather, who brought Orvis into all of our lives, he will be ever present in each of us as we celebrate the many traditions he inspired. Our family has also grown and evolved. My brother, Charley, and cousin Hannah are both recently married, and we’re excited to learn new traditions, while also sharing those that have meant so much to us with our new family members.
However you plan to celebrate together this year, we are here to help you make the most of the occasion, so you can focus on those details. We know that in addition to the traditions and memories, many of you enjoy giving meaningful gifts to loved ones. In that spirit, we wanted to make you aware of some of the unique challenges facing the world of retail.
Like many other companies, we continue to take extra precautions in our fulfillment center to keep our employees safe. We are also feeling the impacts of ongoing global shipping and supply-chain disruptions. These factors are adding up to longer shipping times and more backorders across the industry.
We want to ensure you have what you need this holiday season, and our best guidance for you is to buy early. The sooner you buy or reserve that meaningful gift, the more time we or others will have to get it to you, your friend, or a family member. This means less time worrying about gifts, and more time focusing on creating memories.
We hope you and yours are able to gather together in the coming months. All of us at Orvis are working exceptionally hard to make sure your holiday season is something special.
Should you have any questions or want to connect along the way, we are here for you at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-235-9763.
Thanks again for being a part of the Orvis family.
President, The Orvis Company