Holiday Craft Fairs

PHEW!!! It was an amazing first holiday season for BethLovesPaper!!! I participated in four events: The Twin Pines Holiday Craft Fair in Belmont CA., The Etsy SF Indie Holiday Emporium in San Francisco CA., Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique in Burlingame CA. and The Holiday Gift Shopping Event & Toys for Tots Drive in South San Francisco, CA. I had never done any kind of craft fair events before, as my business only just opened this year, so I truly had no idea what I was getting myself into… I prepared how I thought one should with lots of pre-made product to display and sell, a portfolio to show custom order options, price signs, a BLP sign, tables, chairs… I was overwhelmed to say the least and as I geared up toward event #1 I felt like I still didn’t have enough! But after completing a successful weekend at the Twin Pines Holiday Craft Fair, I learned so much about my product!! What was popular, how my prices compared to other vendors, what customers wanted, what they didn’t want – it was an amazing eye opener and, overall, I left these events with the confidence that what I’m doing is what people like (yay me!). I am looking forward to taking on craft fairs more and more and not just during the holidays! I will be sure to post and promote any upcoming events that I plan to partake in going forward!




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