Since the holidays are quickly approaching, you probably need some last minute gift idea inspiration to lift you out of that gift giving rut. If you celebrate Hanukkah, I am way too late... Sorry about that! Each idea has an expensive and inexpensive version so you can pick one that suits your needs.
This time of the year is not only a busy time for Thoughtfully Handmade but for universities as well. I have 4 (!) exams next week and a paper due, as well as many cards I still have yet to make for my December 16 holiday market at the Trinity Bellwood’s Flea. If you are in the same boat, read on to find out how I prepared!
You have a very dear friend who lives on the other side of the world. It’s Christmas, and you want to get her something. You start to think of some options: you could send her a physical gift, but that is too expensive. You could send her an e-card, but that seems too impersonal. What can you do? Out of options, you search Pinterest for inspiration. This card pops up:
Recently, I’ve been having a little identity crisis for Thoughtfully Handmade. As you know, my slogan is Adjustable, affordable, adorable. While you can still personalize your cards with me and they are still cute, the prices of my cards have gone up. I was scared to do this- terrified actually. I still believe that $7 is too expensive to pay for a card, and I will never raise my prices that high. However, things have gotten more expensive and my time is now more valuable. What do I mean? Well, I’m about to show you what happens to your money after you purchase a $5 card.
*disclaimer: this story is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to real life events or real people are coincidental* Your boss just invited you to her Christmas dinner party. How exciting! However, convention dictates that you need to bring the hostess a gift. Usually, you’d bring a bottle of wine but a promotion is up for grabs, and you want to impress your boss. You don’t know her that well, and everyone is getting her a bottle of wine! What can you do?