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Christmas in July?????

Jul 29 2010

We have had a few inquiries about offering specials (Christmas in July) and exhibiting at arts and craft shows in July featuring some of our Christmas items (holiday items if you want to PC). Do consumers really buy these items so far in advance that it is worth featuring them in shows? I recently exhibited in a show a few weeks ago where the temperature was 96 degrees and humid outside. My mind was not on New England winters and that festive season. Nevertheless, low and behold….people were purchasing hand painted nutcrackers and natural soap for gifts from us. I did have some Fall crafts, but it was the winter holiday items that sold. What would you purchase, months out, for the holidays, that you are willing to store away and "remember" that you purchased them?

Filed Under: What's Moving and Shaking in Crafts,Life of a Craft Business
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Andrea Rouda wrote on August 4,2010
I always start buying Christmas gifts in the summer! definitely think it's a great idea!

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