Christmas Season Stock Up!
Even though it's only August, the Christmas season will be upon us in a blink of an eye. First we have to get through the Pumpkin Spice season, then WHAM! Christmas trees and Christmas songs, sales, and lights everywhere.
The poor turkey doesn't get as much kudos as he used to.....
Here at Shells for Sharks, summer is the best time to collect shells and other sea treasures we use in our holiday decor and ornaments. And when I get a basket full of shells and crab heads, what do you expect me to do?
I'm a collecting and crafting FOOL in the summer!
But that's OK, because as we've already talked about, Christmas will be here before you know it and these crafts I'm making now will find new homes on trees all across the country. In fact, it's good that I'm preparing for the Christmas rush now because last year I was woefully understocked when the Etsy shopping got crazy. Somehow Christmas rushed up on me last year without me realizing.
It has to do with the fact that The Bahamas does not decorate for Christmas at all, except maybe one string of lights on the hardware store. I miss the decorations and the hoopla made over the holidays like we do in the states. But then again, I'm not freezing cold here or having to deal with crazy people trying to save $3 for some fad that will break in 1.5 days after Christmas.
So we are pretty well stocked up for Christmas this year. We've been making a lot of ornaments, bulk sea glass sets, photography options, and shell/sea glass collections for use in floating glass lockets. As we will be living part of the fall in our RV, partly in The Bahamas, and partly who knows where, so we will be limited in our time to make more items before the November/December shopping rush.
Take a look at our Etsy shop to see some of our new items that we've listed. We will be adding more items as we have internet and time to devote to listings.
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