Planning for Christmas in July

I can’t believe Christmas is 160 days away! A well-meaning soul pointed that out to me recently, so I am here to share the panic. Er, joy. Of course, I meant joy.

What does your Christmas planning look like?

Are you a list-maker, or do you fly by the seat of your pants? Is your holiday season filled with visiting family and friends? Do you attend lots of parties and participate in gift exchanges? Or do you tend to keep your holidays more focused on downtime, a pause as the year winds down? No matter what or how you celebrate, now is an excellent time to think ahead.

I am not a big Christmas decorator, but I do enjoy making gifts. My difficulty is getting things done in advance. Summer and fall are busy times, and it seems that I always get caught around Halloween realizing that if I don’t get soaps made right away, they will not be cured in time for Christmas. That’s about the time I tend to change gears and opt for things that don’t require cure time. I appreciate this reminder to do it now, before the last minute.

This year I will focus on the fun of creating rather than the panic of winter on the way. It’s much less stressful.

We’re going to share a few ideas to help you start planning for the holidays, but we want to hear from you! What kinds of things would you like to see featured? Are you looking for ideas for new soap designs? Perhaps a new product offering like lotion or lip balm for your business? Quick and easy gifts? Ideas for making gift sets?

Let us know the kinds of things that interest you, and we will work them into our plans. In the meantime, go out and soak up some sun before we run out of summer. 

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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