Silly Season Suggestions

Silly Season is nearly upon us.  You’re either shaking your head up and down in the affirmative, or saying, “Huh?”


Let me explain.  Silly Season refers to the flurry of activity involved in selling your products to holiday buyers.  Most of them are shopping for Christmas, but also for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa–did I miss any holidays?

If this applies to you, I am guessing that you’ve already taken stock of what you want to produce and what you’ll need to purchase to produce it.  If you’re really on the ball, you’ve purchased your supplies already and are working hard to shore up your stock to make it through that crazy time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ideally, I like to make my  soap in the summer and then everything else–lotions, body butter, etc.,  in October.  I make m&p soap in seasonal molds and scents.

What about you?  Do you plan well ahead or do  you find yourself perennially rushing to keep up?  How do you decide what to make and how much?  Share your secrets with us!  We can learn much from each other.  And if you don’t sell, the same principles probably apply to your hobby and holiday giving, so don’t think you’re off the hook.  Tell us how you plan ahead and prepare for a more controlled holiday season.


2 Responses to “Silly Season Suggestions”
  1. Linda says:

    I plan ever so carefully starting in July and then rush to get everything made at the last moment….

  2. I have always been terrible about realizing that there are “seasons”. Right now I haven’t even started thinking about Halloween costumes for the kids. I decorate the tree the day before (or some years the week after). When it comes to Thanksgiving cooking I often have to adjust menus to what we have in the house because the stores are closed by the time I make up the menu and go shopping. I am no better with getting Holiday scents for my website. So, I just don’t do Holiday scents. Everything that I carry has to sell year round or I don’t have it in my line. For me there are no seasons. I create new scents over long periods of time and they get introduced when they are finished. I would just get too crazed if I tried to stick to living only for certain seasons.

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