This evening I’ve been getting things together for the Chalfont Crafty Collective Christmas Market this coming Saturday, our first market in MONTHS!
I updated and printed off our sales ledgers, a photo of our Christmas stall layout, created a newsletter sign-up sheet, got out a pack of our new business cards.
I suddenly remembered that our jute banner is out of date as we’re no longer “made in Rickmansworth”, so I printed off and laminated our full colour logo. I do love to laminate 😀
I really need to make sure we’re prepared as it’s been such a long time since our last fair.
Great news! We’ve finally got a move date… Next week in fact! However, this has crept far too close to our Christmas fairs, so we’ve decided not to take part in the St Clement Danes School Christmas Market this year and give ourselves time to settle in to our new place and concentrate on Chalfont Crafty Collective’s Christmas Market on Dec 16th, our online orders and our regular wholesale order.
Sorry we won’t be there, but don’t let it stop you checking out the fantastic school Market:
Can you believe it’s November already?
In anticipation of our upcoming Christmas fairs we have been busy making products and ordering all the supplies we need for making our stall extra special this year.
As usual we will be selling at St Clement Danes School in Chorleywood at their annual Christmas fair in December. Because we do that event every year, it’s important to keep things fresh and interesting, with something different on offer to last year (as well as our usual products).
Because we are apparently heading towards a cashless society, we have just invested in a PayPal card reader, so we should be able to take card and contactless payments this time around! Yay!
We are really interested in The Kitchen Croxley’s Christmas Shopping evenings in November and December, but we anticipate moving house in a couple of weeks, so probably a good idea to calm it down this year 😭…
Right, back to work!
I spent a good portion of the morning fulfilling a couple of orders that came in towards the end of this week, which is great! I’ve been really keen to see the website orders pick up and it is happening when we’ve actually stepped back a lot due to packing up the flat to move (soon…hopefully next month?), so who knows what we can do once we’re settled into our new work space? Exciting times!
We’ve cancelled our place at the Chalfont fair again because it could have been in the middle of the move, but we are definitely doing the Christmas one. Can’t wait to get back into that and getting known by new customers. It’s always worth being there every time as people can get to know you and come back to see what else you have on your stall.
We now need to get making for those Christmas events!
I hope you had a fun and relaxing Christmas and are looking forward to what 2017 has to offer. Here is my collage of Christmas 2016 🎄