It’s that time of year again, with Christmas fast approaching, when we all ask the same question:
‘Where has the year gone?’
I can’t believe we are almost into December, that magical time of year!
To say I’ve been incredibly busy for the last few months is a huge understatement. The main priority has been putting together the Christmas candle collection. There are so many lovely fragrances to choose from and narrowing the selection down was difficult. After asking family, friends and customers to ‘sniff’ a range of candles, the 2019 collection went into production!
During September, October and November I’ve been busy with stalls at new venues and also returned to some favourites. Attending the two day Arley Hall Christmas Shopping Spectacular was one of the hi lights of the year so far. Apold Apothecary had record sales, I made a whole host of new friends and had the chance to support the Joshua Tree, a local charity supporting families in Cheshire and the North West affected by childhood cancer. The icing on the cake was winning the best-dressed festive stall competition. I have to admit I tend to get a little competitive and drying orange slices for a garland became very time consuming!
November has been a really exciting month, not only for my business, but we celebrated my son’s wedding too. Guess what the wedding favours were? Yes…soap!
My son, in his speech, thanked me and asked everyone to take a look at my Etsy shop. Never miss a sales opportunity!
In October I joined a group of artisan makers the ‘Warrington Creatives’, established to showcase the talent of local artists. The group has a permanent residence, The Hive, at Dunham Massey with a shop and studio space for a variety of workshops. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to promote their work.
All in all a busy time has been had by Apold Apothecary, so much so that my daughter has now come on board for help and advice! Hannah is a talented designer, also running her own business 'Wagner-Birtwistle'. She will help the business move forward and provide a wealth of experience on the design and social media side of things. Lucky me…….watch this space!!!
There's still time to order our soaps and candles before Christmas! You can either shop our range on Etsy or visit our 'Local Events' page to see which markets we will be attending next.