My husband’s cousin is Christmas-Crazy – she began the countdown around the August Bank Holiday. Whilst I’m not yet wondering (fretting) what colour dinosaur my daughter will randomly ask for around December 15th we have already begun thinking about new promotional items for our Spring 2013 collection and I’ve already started filling in dates to remember in my new 2013 printed diary (as it begins October 8th.) Writing the first few things in a new diary is like getting a new exercise book when I was at school – it must be super neat and carefully done!

Diaries & Organisers as well as printed desk and wall calendars continue to be popular – however the message we have to get across to customers is they need to order early as production slots book up (the good bit is that in most cases they don’t have to pay or receive the goods until later in the year) – they just need to book their production slot – about now!