I stood behind the counter today and looked up at the calendar - my heart did a flip-flop!! CHRISTMAS open house is less than two weeks away....LESS THAN !!! I am humming Christmas Carols when no one can hear....ironing Christmas fabric to spread thru-out the store...BUT less than two weeks away....YIKES!!! So much to do....what goodies will we serve, where will I put the tree...do I dare get a REAL one..?? Write an email...get the advertising for the paper ready, pull out the faux greens and candy canes for the porches....are all the twinkle lights working?? Do I have enough treasures...do I have too many? Do they want snowmen, Santas, Angels...??? Vintage? Primitive? Glitzy? OKAY - I smacked myself across the head and have calmed down...one thing at a time...take a deep breath....I still have 13 days !!!
You know fall is just about over (for us shopkeepers) when you are left with this !!!