I am a great fan of Advent and all the preparations before Christmas. In matter of fact I like Advent more then Christmas. The Advent candles, the advent kalenders, advent stars in all the windows and we decorate christmas already first of advent with Christmas tree and everything. And not to forget to mention living in Germany where they have Christmas markets everywhere all of December big and small which makes it an even more magical season.
This year I got asked if I could make 24 small bags for an advent kalender for one class in the local school. Fun project and it was the start of my new design for my gift bags with drawstrings on the sides with cute ribbons or strings. I also realized how much time it takes to make a simple bag and that made me think of the 24 advent kalender bags sold cheap in stores for around about 10 € - it is not possible to be profitable if you don't have cheap label (underpaid and maybe child labour) and cheap material. I told my client that I can't match that price but she will get a product which is made out of 100% organic certified cotton and handmade. Below are the bags in place in the classroom hanging in the Christmas tree - how cute.
I also made Advent kalender for Loren for the second year in a row. A beer kalender - one new special beer picked out by me. Any type of Pils, Weiss, Alt, IPA, Dunkel and Keller bier.