I often laugh at the term "old school". I think..."well, get with it then". But, I think the term applies to me in this way! I do not begin to celebrate Christmas until after that Thanksgiving meal. So, I'm old school in this matter, I think. LOL
My parents would put our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. My Dad would work every Friday after Turkey Day, and then Saturday, we would put on the Christmas music and decorate the tree as a family. This is when I grew up believing Christmas begins.
Now, I'm a small business owner. I find that many businesses, the majority of them, begin Christmas even before Halloween. I know, financially, it is the most lucrative time of the year. However, I still feel the same about beginning Christmas after Thanksgiving, and I run my business that way. I am only today putting Christmas packages of soap and skin care together for the Farmer's market I set up at every Saturday. And, I begin my Holiday sale in my online shop Thanksgiving night. Some things just stick.
My Holiday Sale:
For domestic orders - no minimum: Use coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS2011 - this will take off the shipping costs upon checkout.
For international orders - no minimum. Do nothing. I will reduce your shipping and refund the difference to your account.
For international orders $65 minimum, under 4 pounds: Use coupon code MERRYHOLIDAYS2011 - this will take off the shipping costs upon checkout.
And, this is it. I send at least one free sample (soap sample, lip balm, butter, or salve sample) with every order. This doesn't change with the Holiday sale.
I also package your order as a gift.
Thank you to all my existing customers, and I am going to appreciate all you new ones.