It's 16th of January, and that makes it official: we're on the better side of this long (read: miserable) month! Yippee! I know it's pre-spring and all, but after the Christmas-holidays January has so little to offer, and unfortunately there are no birthdays or anything special to celebrate. Last year we took a mini-break, and it was the greatest thing ever, something we really should consider keeping as a tradition!
Getting back to business after the holidays wasn't that hard this year, but getting used to ever-so-quickly-changing seasons will take some more time. It feels that Christmas was just yesterday, and now we should be getting ready for the Valentines's Day already? If you just take a look at Etsy's frontpage (my marketing venue), it's right there: "The Valentine's Day/Jewelry" - was it this early last year? I am only talking about my business-side, in "real life" I still have a few snowmen here and there and needles from the Christmas tree will be found around the house in July.
I am not complaining, just wondering how early one should start to keep up all these happy occasions with themed-items (Valentine's, Easter, teacher's gifts when summer holidays start - all just around the corner)? My dream would be to keep my shop closed for whole December this year (and every year, really) to make some stock for 2014, but that would need me to be early with my Christmas2013-things and... Oh, I do not know! As you may have guessed, I am making plans and calculations for this new year, and like every large and always-growing business *ahem* I am dividing my year in quarters, and I am officially marking the Valentine's day as "done" with these two cute pouches I am showing you today. I only have two hands, after all!