As I mentioned in an earlier blog, every year at this time I produce a calendar which I sell at the Christmas Fairs in Valemount and McBride. Last week at Valemount I sold 63 calendars (enough to pay for the printing) and yesterday in McBride I sold 74. By the time McBride’s fair ended I only had 4 calendars left, so it was a good day.
In our small villages, the Christmas Fairs not only give shoppers a opportunity to shop, but also sellers a chance to sell. Another of their important functions is to provide a gathering for the community to socialize as they stroll through the aisles full of homemade crafts and food. I always enjoy visiting with people I sometimes only see once a year.
It is nice however to have the fairs behind me and have that pressure off. I am not done with the calendars though, I still have about 20 of my “Family Edition” calendars to bind and send off before Christmas.
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