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  1. Anthea
    Anthea October 25, 2010 at 7:29 am |

    I had my first Christmas fair on Friday- just a small village hall with just under a dozen sellers and it was a great experience! The turn out wasn’t amazing but I sold more in 2 hours than I have in whole days at other fairs. Best advice I can give is to keep it simple and make sure you have plenty of change!!

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  3. heather aka NiftyKnits
    heather aka NiftyKnits October 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm |

    Good ideas here! As well as having lots of change (good tip Anthea!) think about your pricing. If you price at £x.95 you are going to need lots of 5ps. I’ve always priced to exact pounds, it makes life much easier – and I’m not convinced anyone really thinks £4.95 is significantly cheaper than £5!
    Despite Hilary’s advice about avoiding giving out sweets, I’ve always found that VERY successful, so I guess it depends on the day.

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  4. Lady Luck Jewellery
    Lady Luck Jewellery October 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    Great advice!!! Also think about order times if you’re taking orders for custom makes near Christmas – check with your suppliers in advance that they have things in stock and can offer quick delivery if needed. You don’t want to loose out on the ‘can I have that in a different colour’ orders so close to Christmas!

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  5. Hilary
    Hilary October 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    Yes Heather that may just be me! I have little kids and it drives me nuts when people offer them food without asking me – and if they do ask me I feel guilty to say no – wrapped sweets can be stuffed in a pocket though and kept for after lunch so maybe they’re ok! (Oooh I sound like a mean Mummy now!)

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  6. Christmas Parties UK
    Christmas Parties UK November 29, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    I am new to craft fairs but I am looking forward to doing my first one in just under 2 weeks time! There is some fantastic advice on here and then button christmas trees are VERY cute! Thank you :o)

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