Christmas in July sunshine

July 10th, 2014 Posted by Christmas, fox, July, print, screen, Whinberry antler No Comment yet

The sun may be shining and the flowers in full bloom, but as anyone who works in the retail world will tell you, Christmas is officially now on the radar!


It’s taken a couple of years of learning to understand just how early in the year that attention needs to turn towards the big day in December, but this year I am feeling pretty organised and prepared (famous last words!). At the start of each week I use a weekly planner to write down all the jobs that I need to do on different days – I find this is a great tool for staying efficient and productive. So this week I decided to print off a planner for every week leading right up until The Spirit of Christmas Fair at the start of November! 

It may be 17 weeks (and counting) away, but it’s really helped. I can now easily work out exactly what I need to order (blank tea towels, cushion pads, leaflets etc) and when. I’d highly recommend doing this to anyone preparing for a big event, especially as they always seem to come around much faster than anticipated! 

And so it’s all go to build up stock levels here at W&A over the next few months. Having only traded at one major Christmas show in the past, we’re going to need more than twice the amount of stock to do two!! I must say, that I am a little nervous about doing both The Spirit of Christmas and the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate, but I am confident that we will have a fantastic time at both shows and W&A’s best Christmas season yet!

Anyway, that’s enough of the big ‘C’ word in July for now…

It will be a very busy weekend here at Whinberry & Antler on the 2nd and 3rd of August: we are trading at the Nunney Street Fayre (in our village!) on the Saturday, and then back at the Frome Independent on the Sunday. Be sure to come along to one, if not both, of these great markets if you can!
And so, in prep for these two markets, today I have been printing some more fox tea towels… 


‘Bish, Bash, Bosh!’

W&A.

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