This season is going to be upon us quicker than we realize, as we tend to lose track of time when we are busy creating, promoting and doing all the things necessary to run our studios.
I started my preparation two weeks ago, quite by accident. Someone posted something about holiday shipping and I immediately had this deer in the headlights look. My mind completely snapped and fizzed as I thought of all the things that I needed to do to get ready. Never mind, creating new items for the holidays, just the little things!
So, I started a list and decided to post it in order for all of us to add to it and use it as a check list to prepare for the holidays.
Please, jump in and add anything you can think of that we need to do to get ready for our busiest season, since it can start any day.
1- Order boxes and shipping supplies, like labels
2- Stock up on thank you cards and other box stuffers
3- Buy more business cards and post cards for customers
4- Stock up on ink for the printer
5- Stock up on tape, paper and other office supplies
6- Set up a shipping area
7- Create price points for your studio
8- Set up advertising on blogs or Project Wonderful for the holidays
9- Share small blog posts
10- Stock up on bags and other storage
Share yours in the comment section and we will compile a doc for both Facebook and the Guild Forum.