Normally, I like Christmas to come in its own time. I hate it when stores put out their Christmas stuff before Halloween has come and gone, I roll my eyes at Christmas ads before Thanksgiving, and don’t get me started on radio stations that switch to all-Christmas music formats on November 1.
That said, I started prepping for Christmas back in October out of sheer necessity. As a small business, the holiday shopping season is as important to me as it is to a national chain store, perhaps even more so, but I don’t have its resources in terms of manpower; I make everything myself, so I had to let people know nice and early that if they wanted to order from me for Christmas, they should do so…well, nice and early.
This week starts what I expect to be my last big sales push of the season, and I’m going to start by offering a special discount on all orders placed in the next two weeks (now through November 30). Go to my Etsy shop and use the coupon code HOLIDAY to get 15% off your total order.
If you’re overwhelmed by the selection, let me offer a few suggestions. Many of these items are in-stock and ready to be sent out, but others are made-to-order, so better order now!
Speaking of Supernatural, the Winchesters’ anti-possession tattoo is featured on this winter scarf, made of warm cotton flannel.
For fans of villains, we have this Loki’s Army scarf, a new version of an old design (which you can still find at shows).
Take a look at the latest edition of our line of bags, Star Trek-inspired Away Team bags, sized and padded for Tricorders…I mean, tablet computers. They’re available in three colors: yellow for command, blue for science, and red for engineers (although, for Next Generation fans, I can easily put the command logo on a red bag).
More Doctor-inspired fashion! We offer silk neckties bearing designs from Doctor Who: the Seal of Rassilon, and the Time Lord seal — and this is in addition to designs based on A Game of Thrones, and Supernatural.
Of course, we have literally hundreds of patches inspired by many different fandoms, and these make great stocking stuffers! My customers love the X-Files-inspired I Want to Believe patch, which is once again on-track to be my top seller of the year.
This patch, based on the London Underground’s sign for the Baker Street stop, is great for displaced Britons and fans of Sherlock alike (and remember, season three of the excellent BBC show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman returns in January!).
The next episode of The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, hits the screen this Friday, so why not grab one of these May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor patches?
Finally, for fans of the Legend of Zelda video games, here is a patch featuring Link’s heart container gauge.
Thanks once again for your patronage this holiday season!