So, as of Friday the whole world of sales and sales and sales goes into a massive hyper drive. The big boys, the Amazons and Walmarts will undoubtedly do well. And as they should! You HOPE they win big. After all, I’m a capitalist. I believe in free enterprise. I believe in working hard and earning your rewards. Not to mention they have about a bazillion employees that all hope to God they have a good Christmas season. If the company they work for does well, they’ll feel better about their own futures.
Well, I’m a small operation, no bazillion employees here. I have a husband who eats heartily and two cats that depend on my mood. So, I don’t have to compete on a level in which they do. There’s no possible way that I ever could, really. Not at this stage in my career. One day, though 🙂 One day perhaps my little Christmas Bears will become a holiday tradition. Something that simply becomes a part of Christmas. Imagine it….a big beautiful full tree trimmed in hazy lights, hidden behind ornaments that dazzle. A soft cozy warmth through the room, set by the glow of a quiet fire. And there, above the hearth is a stocking, about to burst with candies and fruit, walnuts and snacks, a deck of cards, a tiny Matchbox car…..and peeking from the fuzzy white cuff, right there at the top, is my little teddy bear anxiously waiting to be hugged. Man……One day….
Now, I can’t compete with the big boys, but I can do my own little thing, can’t I? I should. I SHOULD try and do what I can before the season runs dry. I figure I have only a few days, if but a few weeks before I’m basically unemployed until mid January. Once Black Friday hits, the big boys pull out their big guns and fire all rounds. So, before people get distracted by big screen TV’s and electronic games, I can do my own little part to find my own little place in the holiday shopping season.
So, my little Christmas bears are going to have free shipping in the US until Thanksgiving morning. And there aren’t that many more I’m going to be able to do. I might try another batch just before the post office cuts off any deliveries to be made in time for Christmas eve, but I’m pretty much nearly finished with my own Christmas knitting season.
You can buy one of my Christmas bears, here. There are two versions, but this little guy in the picture seems to be outselling his counterpart 🙂 Help makes this a holiday tradition that becomes beloved by man. And help out the little guy before the big guy takes all the fun away 🙂
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