As Birch Lea Soaperie was only launched in June this year I have never experienced Christmas selling before, but I have quickly come to realise that you need to prepare for the festive season very early in the year when running a small business!
I have never even thought about Christmas in August before, but now I am having to prepare extra stock to sell, order more ingredients, practice some new products, plan for more safety assessments and book on as many stalls as I can fit in on the run up to Christmas - it's all soap, soap, soap in our house at the mo! I absolutely LOVE crimbo, but I wonder if I'll be ready for a holiday come Boxing Day?!
It's all good fun though, and I'm really excited for the Christmas fayres I'll be attending. Check out my Events page for dates and locations and please pop over to see me - that way you'll get to smell before you buy!! Plus, there'll be extra special gift hampers available.
Hope to see you there! (But let's make the most of the last couple of weeks of summer first!)