December Business

It’s December! Either you are in a panic or you have things totally under control. Personally, I feel like I am half way in between those two extremes – which is where most everyone is at this point.

In my “totally under control” moments, I have looked at my quilting schedule and I can quilt maybe two more customer quilts before Christmas. In order to tell my customers about these open quilting spaces, I put together a quick note and I’m sending it to selected customers.

I looked through my list of customers and their contact information. (To see my previous post about this Click Here) and chose about 10 customers to contact. They are fairly steady customers who live relatively close.

I am sending them a note through the mail which I have put into a pdf file that you can save and print out. Click on the highlighted text to download this file December Letter

You can see that I kept the note short and sweet – no discounts, no special offers – just that I can get their quilt done for them before Christmas ONLY if they call me ASAP.

I printed the notes on card stock and cut them in half. I will fold them in half and put a piece of tape on the bottom. They do need a First Class stamp, which I will get at the post office today.

If I have only one person respond, that would be great. If two respond, that would be wonderful. I am making about a $5 investment into this mailing, most of which is the cost of postage.

If you decide to do something like this, feel free to use my note as a guide. If you would like the Publisher file for this note, send me an email to longarmu@aol.com and I will send it to you as an email attachment. You can open the file and add your own information.

I know that this can be a very stressful time of year – take a deep breath or two and try to relax!

I will let you know if any of my customers respond.

Your thought and comments are welcomed.

 

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About Cindy Roth
Mother of 3, Grandmother of 11 and quilting forever!

3 Responses to December Business

  1. Teresa Boi says:

    One thing I use at this time of year is a reminder that I offer gift certificates for longarm quilting for sale. Maybe my customer has a friend or relative who quilts but can’t afford a longarm quilter. Maybe my customer would like to receive a gift certificate from one of their relatives for longarm service. It could be they are still working on piecing the top and it won’t be done in time to have it quilted by Christmas, include a gift certificate for quilting with it. So even if you don’t have time in your schedule now to quilt them by Christmas it gives your customer another option.

  2. My business is totally dead right now. My last job was a tree skirt finished 2 weeks ago. It’s like my customers have all disappeared. I know one wants me to quilt a queen size for a Christmas gift. Haven’t heard from her. I hope she doesn’t wait until the last minute, because it won’t get done, I’m afraid. On the other hand, I’ve really gotten caught up on my own projects!

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