I know, I know it’s 50-odd days until Christmas but actually it seems like people are starting to buy for Christmas much earlier than last year. We had some sales of Christmas tree decorations as early as August this year. Are you one of the many who started early?
Within the last 2 weeks though there has been a definite shift in the type of items our customers are buying with an ever greater emphasis on Christmas decorations and gifts.
I don’t know if there is a new trend towards traditional christmas decorations but these have been some of the most popular. I remember I wrote a post at Christmas 2008 that listed the top 3 most popular items we sold in December. They were:
1. Decoupage Christmas Tree Decorations.
2. Dolls House Rose Bathroom Set.
3. Glass Clear Candle Holder. (These have since sold out but you’ll find our glass candle sticks here , glass candle holders here and Christmas candles here)
This year (2009) I’m going to guess
1. Russian doll style santa (5 pieces) This one has started to run away with it
2. Set of 20 traditional christmas wooden tree Extra large tree decorations
3. Decoupage Christmas Tree Decoration Set of 6 6.5cm Decorations
Well there’s my prediction. Have a look at our christmas decorations and see if you think differently.
I wish you all the best with your Christmas preparations.