Thursday Thoughts- Upcoming Holiday Season

100 days until Christmas, Upcoming Holiday Season & Deadlines, handmade shop

“Wait. What?! It’s only September! Why are you posting about the Holiday season already?”

Whether you are ready to face it or not, there are only 100 days until Christmas! Yes, I said it! It really will be here before you know it! So, with that being said, I would like to talk to you about the upcoming Holiday Season!

 

I speak for us all… 

You may not want to hear it right now, but it really is time to start your Christmas shopping! Especially if you are planning on purchasing anything handmade! As a handmade shop owner, I can tell you first hand that it takes extra time to get custom orders created, especially when you have many of them to do! We are coming on the time of the year when crafters, including myself, get busy. Orders roll in for Christmas, and keeping up with the demand and ensuring all customers are happy and receive their products in time can be a challenge. So, do us (and yourself) a favor, and start placing your Christmas orders NOW! We’ll thank you for it later, trust me! And you’ll be happy when you receive your order rather quickly instead of having to wait longer to get it!

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Custom Orders:

I am pretty open to ideas when it comes to custom orders. I take custom orders for string arts and crochet items. If you have an idea for something in either of those 2 categories, feel free to reach out and contact me! I am beyond happy to help make something amazing for you! There really is no better gift than something handmade!

Custom orders don’t have to be for something that is currently listed in my shop either! I am pretty good at reading crochet patterns and can make most items by following them. But there are times when a crochet pattern cannot be found for what customers have had in mind (or one that I’m happy with). In those instances, I make my own! So, please don’t hesitate to ask if you see something you like or have a wacky idea! I will let you know if it’s something I can or can’t do. Most of my string arts are custom, so again, don’t hesitate to bring your idea to me! But please understand that larger projects will take more time than small ones, so getting orders in sooner is better!

As with anything custom, I may ask you some questions (or a bunch, it really depends), but it’s only for me to be sure I’m making it exactly the way you imagine it!

 

Deadlines:

I’d be lying to you if I told you I can accept orders for custom items a week or so before Christmas and still get them to you in time. My customers would tell you I create things and ship them out insanely fast! But when I’m bogged down, it’s not so quick. I can’t guarantee what my work load will be. So, deadlines are a must. I will only be accepting a limited number of custom orders. The exact number will depend on the size and complexity of the orders I receive. When I reach my max capacity, I will post it here and on my social media. So again, ordering sooner is better! I will be accepting orders for custom color items for something I already carry up to a few days before the last ship date.

 

So here are the main dates to watch for as of right now:

Last Day for Complete Custom Orders: November 15

Last Shipping Day that I can guarantee delivery before Christmas: December 16

 

Well, I’ll update you as needed later. But before I go, I’ll say it one more time… start placing your orders for handmade Christmas gifts NOW! 😉

~Jennifer

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