Stampin' Up! Spreading Holiday Cheer With Thought
With recent economic strains and a possible recession looming in the minds of many, holiday shoppers are transforming from a shop-till-you-drop mentality back to the pace of simpler times. In fact, based on an annual survey, the National Retail Federation recently forecast the lowest increase in holiday spending by consumers in at least six years, and for the first time in the survey's history, those surveyed said they plan to spend less on family gifts than the previous year. With this in mind, this year's budget-conscious shoppers need suggestions for spreading holiday cheer with thought—not debt
This season, shoppers will find that making handmade gifts, packaging, holiday décor and baked goods are a great alternative for stretching the holiday budget. The value of a handmade gift is priceless, and for many budget-conscious holiday shoppers, much less expensive. I know a few on my list getting a simple but memorable mini scrapbook of my kids (shhh, don't tell the Grandma's) while my SIL will be receiving a handmade stationary set.
One company helping shoppers do more with less is Stampin' Up!® The company will host a Holiday Extravaganza sale with up to 50% off select product bundles Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2008 only online at www.lauradiekevers.stampinup.net "I love to give handcrafted gifts. It is often less expensive, plus the people I give the gift to usually appreciate them more," says Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-founder of Stampin' Up! "Creating and giving handcrafted gifts also provides and opportunity to appreciate the spirit of the holiday season by spending more time at home with the ones we love, sharing our talents and spreading holiday cheer the old-fashioned, handmade way."
To learn more about exciting offers during the Holiday Extravaganza sale, unique handmade gift ideas or to attend a holiday crafts demonstration, contact me at 616-481-1099 or email email@example.com or visit my Stampin Up! website at http://lauradiekevers.stampinup.netHoliday Extravaganza - Holiday Bundle Sale