Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Holidays on a Budget

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting"
Princess Elizabeth Bibesco

I recently started gearing up for the holiday season craft shows and found that I had 6 invites to answer which means my inventory has to be ready to go by October 1st.  I find that once the craft show season gets going there is little time to replenish the inventory so most of it has to be done ahead of time.

This season I am focusing on smaller items such as my postcards and gift tags.  These gift tags were a big seller last year at a couple of the shows with customers that didn't want to spend large amounts of cash but wanted something special to add to a larger gift or to give as a small token.  They make great gift tags and can also be used as a tree ornament that you can personalize and date on the back for years of memories.  Slip one into a Christmas card and add an extra special surprise to your holiday greetings.  Easy to write on with an ultra fine tipped sharpie marker or a fabric marker and since these will not be washed you don't have to worry about your personal message fading.

Hope everyone is gearing up for a great holiday season and even though times are hard sometimes the smallest gestures are the most appreciated.  So with that thought I am off to create some more small inexpensive items that go a long way to show how much someone is loved and appreciated.

1 comment:

Catskill Quilter said...

I enjoyed this post! The fabric tags are adorable -- good luck with your Fall craft shows!