It’s that time of year again! One of the rhythms and routines of small handmade business life is deciding every year how to attempt to carve order out of the chaos that is the end of the year. Just being a human in November and December is difficult, balancing weird schedules from holidays and school breaks and family obligations and changing weather patterns! Trying to balance “human-ing” and “business-ing” as a single person business has always been a challenge, but it turns out that looking ahead and making a plan makes a huge difference in everyone’s experience!
It turns out that this year that looking ahead and planning makes an even bigger difference, as the world braces for a massive increase in shipping during a time of staffing shortages, and we’re not really sure how long it will take things to get places.
With all of the above in mind, here’s my plan. It may change! You won’t regret shopping early and being prepared.
- 3D House Portrait Applications Open: Saturday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 27, 2021
- Paper Places Price Increase: Monday, November 1, 2021
- Last day to order Custom Paper Places or House Portrait Silhouettes: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
- Recommended last day to order for Christmas delivery: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
- Online shop closes for winter break: December 22, 2021
- Online shop reopens: February 1, 2022