One of my favourite parts of the year has always been these quiet days, right before the new year comes, before we set any new expectations, when we have a few quiet moments to look back on the year. Some years I'm not ready to move on, and then others I just wanna leave the last year in the dust! I think 2021 is a mixed bag for me. Starting a business is HARD! There are so many little things to figure out, so many phone calls and emails reaching out to stores, so much rejection. So when I look back on 2021 with Thistle Goods, what am I thinking?
Sometimes holiday shopping can be so stressful, am I right?! Especially in the midst of a pandemic, and worldwide shipping supply issues, and all that messy stuff. So I think the best way to go about your holiday shopping this Christmas season is to think smaller... small shops that is. They have their own stock, they generally aren't suffering from supply issues, and you'll be supporting a real person trying to make a living off of doing what they love. So I've compiled a short list of a couple small shops you can try out this season for everyone on your list.