Christmas is coming! Will you be ready when your customers are?
March might be busting out of its winter trappings, but those of us in B2B know what this season REALLY is. It’s the last chance to order the bulk of your Holiday 2022 product. And, once again, the lead time for your Holiday merchandising plan is complicated by a still inconsistent supply chain which challenges us to be even more prepared and flexible.
So let’s get to it!
Prepared is as simple as sitting and scrolling at your convenience, wandering up and down the virtual JuniperMarket aisles of showrooms like David Christopher’s Collection, Melrose International, Winward, Sullivans, and more. In this case, flexibility might just be whether you’re sitting cross-legged on your sofa or screen-sharing with your colleague across town.
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Melrose International is going straight for the sugar rush that comes with just thinking about Christmas. (Why else would they name their leading collection for the 2022 season “Red Velvet?”) You’ll find all that’s classic about this season’s décor and winter-scaping at Melrose, from Sleigh Bell Garland to Christmas Tree Globes. You can choose decorative signage, pillows, even gift wrap and ribbon, to provide the signature Christmas collection your buyers come to you seeking. And whether it’s angels, gnomes or forest critters that speak your holiday love language, you’ll find enough to fill both your shelves and all those sweet, sugared visions dancing in your head.
Speaking of visions, David Christopher’s Collection has added some Very Peri whimsy to their holiday season, debuting a sugar plum fantasy tree at the Las Vegas Winter Market. You’ll find plenty of plum-colored florals and reflective ornaments like this VP Diamond Mercury Ball on their site at JuniperMarket, so you can put your own holiday signature on Pantone’s Color of the Year trend. But you’ll also find lots of harkening back to Christmas past, with retro styling in ornaments like this Christmas House and Beaded Snowflake.
And, because everyone needs a holiday squirrel – or at least a squirrely nuts reference – to complete their holiday styling, say hello to David Christopher’s Campfire Christmas Woodland Squirrel. Just be sure you order enough for all your customers who are feeling that same furry and frolicking vibe!
If the Jolly Elf himself is your thing, you can fill at least one shelf full of Santas from Winward: Cone Santas, Regal Santas, even Jester Santas. If cherubim and seraphim – okay, angels – are where your holiday heart lies, the choices are just as endless.
And, at Winward, the evergreen game is strong, with options like this Cedar Pine Mix Wreath and the faux fir approach of this Chiseled Santa Tree. If your focus is on delivering holiday color, be sure to discover your favorites among these Winward urns and pottery ware, like this rich forest green Potter’s Handled Urn or this holly berry red Potter’s Handled Planter.
While we are all currently at the tail end of taking any pleasure in winter’s gifts of cold and snow, we’ll certainly never tire of snowmen! Come build your snowman inventory with Regency International’s whimsical Skating Snowmen or this musical trio of Singing Snowmen. Then add a little bit of Hansel and Gretel to your holiday walk in the woods with a Candy Jar House or these Candy Gingerbread Men. You’ll also find plenty of options for both garland and woodland creatures to build just the holiday-themed forest to woo your customers into the season.
Even the holiday basics aren’t basic. There is no one better than Sullivans at keeping your tabletop options fresh, seasonal, and inviting. Opt for the classic red cardinal motif of their Cottage Christmas Plate Set. Or choose designs that extend your holiday tabletop reach, like pinecones, bright red botanicals, and even plaid-bedecked elk. (Yes, we said that. And meant it!)
You might decide to treat your customers to a striking Red Scroll Side Table or help them finish their tabletop with linens like this sprightly Mistletoe Table Runner. But, whatever you decide, be sure you’ve got the Christmas season well in hand, knowing your shelves will be bursting and beguiling with Holiday 2022. There’s so MUCH to do between now and then (Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days, Graduation, and on and on), that you want a big fat checkmark on your To-Do list this month, telling you that Yes! -- Christmas IS coming ... but not too fast for you!
Now, who just said Happy Easter?!?!