Christmas Market Fun

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I LOVED doing the six shows and events for my dual launch this past month! Getting together with old and new friends and family was a highlight. It really is all about YOU- seeing the devotional and my handcrafted items bring you joy makes the investment worth it! I have prayed over the readers and shoppers for months and months in anticipation of this season. Truly, my heart is full!

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The kick-off to the Christmas market season happened in Smithfield, Virginia, and the people came out! Main Street closed to traffic, and about one hundred vendors set up shop. My 10′ x 10′ space had five pieces of furniture and a Christmas tree! I burned my signature Winter Soulstice candle, and visitors told me they followed the fragrance! You can guess what item was a good seller!

I discovered that shoppers enjoy sharing ornaments at Christmastime! My 300+ inventory of ten varieties has drastically reduced! Some favorites include the Driftwood Sailboat, the Isaiah 9:6, the Oyster Shell and the Winterscape.

My next event was a Facebook Live Market in which I promoted curated gift sets that facilitate shoppers’ thoughtful gift-giving. The sets are compiled around interests such as gardening, travel, home design, etc, and a few are still available. You can link to the Facebook Shop here.

To finish out the market season, I needed to learn how to maximize table space and found the stacked crate strategy worked well, along with a ladder.

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And instead of a Christmas tree, I introduced my Basket of Baubles!

Anna Hubbard, the owner of HIP Innovative Studio Boutique, hosted her first HIP Holiday Pop. I’m hopeful this will be a yearly event because it was so much fun to be in close proximity with other artisans. I mean, close! In spite of the big crowds, I managed to meet almost all twenty vendors and shop their wares.

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Lastly, this Etsy Shop happened! I’ve been waiting a long time to get one up and running! Now there’s inventory to stock it!

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One of my favorite products is the Leather Notebook Cover. I’m now offering free monogramming of this forever useful product!

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And here’s another fave: The Small Modern Wreath.

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I’m going to stop now because they’re all my favorites! But one disclaimer I must share about the Renee Beamer Harbor & Home Etsy Shop: It’s closing at midnight on December 15 and reopening December 26. Give us a follow on Etsy and stay up-to-date on developments.

Well, the remainder of this weekend is dedicated to time with amazing people in our lives, to shipping out products, and to prepping for a wonderful vacation where the Christmas Market season is in full swing. Can you guess where I’m going? I’ll give ya a hint! I’m taking an umbrella, but rain won’t stop me from some high-step dancing in the streets!

 

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1 Comment

  1. Laura Spiers says:

    I knew your Winter Soulstice line would take off!! And the book!!!! Of course…

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