Congressional Seal of Approval
Planning a visit to Washington, D.C. in the future? Newly open is the Capitol Visitors Center - an underground facility located under the east front end of the plaza which provides a "welcoming and educational environment for visitors to learn about the unique characteristics of the House and the Senate as well as the history of the U.S. Capitol. " Then center took over seven years to build and covers the area of five football fields. The visitor center is free and open to the public to the tune of 20,000 visitors per day.
Why does Soft Star Shoes know so much about the new visitor's center? Earlier this year we were contacted by the gift store within the visitor center explaining that they were looking for gift items that were 100% made in the U.S.A.. As you know, Soft Star Shoes fits the 100% made in U.S.A. bill. Well, it was a large order for the elves who worked on it most of July. (Elves usually enjoy their leisurely Oregon summers.) When it came time to send the shipment, we had a minor heart-stoppage moment when we were told Congress had to approve all items before opening day! We had to wait for "Congressional Approval" first.... seriously. Luckily Congress quickly approved the shoes - our boxes shipped - and the gift store was happily stocked in red, white and blue for opening day last week.