Monday, October 22, 2012
Hand of Man Craft Show, Oct 19, 20, 21
Before I went to the event, I had a request that I write a blog post about my experience at this show.
I must admit this was a very long show, and I was very tired when it was over, but the experience was worth it - even if Christmas is 60 some days away -people were not really in the Christmas mood. I must admit, even I wasn't ready for Christmas music being played all day long for 3 days.
Why was the Christmas show so early? It's a matter of availabililty of the facilities. Usually this event is later in October close to or on Halloween - that's when people start thinking of Christmas shopping. But others had booked this building - so the Guild had no choice but to be hold the craft show earlier.
But, I met a lot of people, including other vendors and potential customers. There were almost 100 vendors there and some of the art work was stunning!! I felt honoured to be among them and share this experience.
I sold a lot of cards (and not just Christmas cards) and other gifts, got new customers and students for my classes - and got contacts for other shows. At these shows it's not always the selling that is important.......
Here is a picture of the main table in my booth. There are 2 more side tables.
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