With this being only my second Christmas with Two Green Lane, I still sometimes think more as a customer than a business owner when it comes to Christmas. If I’m honest, I shudder at the thought of having to talk about Christmas from October. It feels far too early. However with a business like mine it’s really important to plan ahead.
I have to work on long lead times. Once someone places their order, I send them a print kit so they can take their hand, foot, finger or paw print. Some people do it immediately, others can take a little longer! Even if they do it immediately, I normally don’t have the print back until at least a week after they place their order. However, once that print has been sent back to me, I can begin making the jewellery. Every piece is made by hand and goes through 9 stages before it is completed which is a 2 week process. I have to build all of this in to my leadtimes and also allow for working at capacity in the build up to Christmas.
Taking all the above in to consideration, I have to close my order books for Christmas on Sunday 3rd December. Anyone who places their order on or just before this date has to be super organised at taking prints. So for those of you who would like a little longer to take prints, I suggest you order before this date.
There’s no better feeling that being organised when it comes to present buying at Christmas so you can really enjoy the build up with friends and family rather than be rushing around at the last minute, panic buying.
I am already well in to the Christmas season at Two Green Lane. If you would like to order something for a loved one but aren’t sure what to order, please give me a call. I have tried to make my website as simple as possible but there are so many options on what you can order so please let me make it as easy as I can for you! One phone call to me and we can work together to find the perfect gift for your loved one.
The 3rd of December is not that long away. My order books close in under a month and are already filling up so please get in touch on 07858 701978 if I can help. I really look forward to hearing from you.