Valentine’s this year was on a Sunday. We’d both been busy for weeks, but decided that this day, this one day that either a martyr or a greeting card company had decided was love’s birthday, would be just for us…
When you’re ringing in the new year, there’s no better place to be than Scotland, where Hogmanay often threatens to outshine Christmas. If you can’t make it out to Edinburgh or Aberdeen on such short notice, try some of these fun Hogmanay traditions at home!
We had a fun time at Essential Packaging’s Holiday Shopping evening on Wednesday December 2nd. We’ve had a great relationship with them ever since we started using their packaging supplies for our large orders and favours. The owners, Anne and Dave, and their son Matthew were very welcoming and put me right next to the cash desk, which meant pretty much everyone had to pass by us on their way through.
I was so happy to see some repeat customers! A few people recognized me from the Fancy This Gifts open house last week, and one asked me how long the shortbread lasts. I explained that it’s best enjoyed within a week, but can last much longer than that, and she laughed and said “It’s best consumed before you get home! That way you don’t have to share!” There’s a lot of truth to that.
One of the ladies who works at Essential Packaging mentioned that she had bought some of my shortbread last Christmas and was saving it in the freezer until her husband secretly ate it. She was more than a little miffed when she’d discovered what he’d done, but still bought some more from me to bring home as a surprise for him.
We’re still looking forward to Krafted Market, which is coming up in just 3 days! This might be your best chance to grab some shortbread before Christmas, so don’t miss out.
We had a great day at Open Space Yoga last weekend, raising over $120 for the Delta Hospice Society (and that’s JUST from Rose’s Shortbread). My daughter Rebecca helped out and we had a lot of fun raising money for the Hospice while selling shortbread.