I have successfully navigated not one but two holiday craft fairs, one in late November, the other in early December. Wooly Bear soaps have been well received, and best of all, the new Smokey Lonesome "flavor" was a sell out both times! I had a great conversation w/ another soapmaker who was entirely enamoured w/ it.
y'know... even though the whole point of the craft fairs is really to SELL stuff (from a vendor view point) it is a whole lot of fun to meet, talk with and just plain be around all those other people. I love it, and I hope to do more fairs next year.. looks like I'm going to be stuck having weekends off if I keep that job, so I'll have two days a week to focus on Wooly Bear.
But really truly, what makes this the most wonderful time of the year for me is that I've got inventory to build up. Sales haven't been off the charts, but I do have some replenishing to do.. at least five batches! And if I haven't mentioned it before, I LOOOVE making soap. It is such fun, a wonder to me that everyone doesn't do it.
However you celebrate - making cookies, hanging wreaths, exchanging gifts, singing carols, whatever you do... I wish you a warm happy and healthy holiday season, from our little family to yours! Merry Always!