Make Money This Holiday Season; Don’t Just Spend It

What if you could make more money than you spend this holiday season? Sounds
like a pretty good idea,Make Money This Holiday Season; Don’t Just Spend It Articles you say? If you’d like to be on the making money
end during the holidays, now is the time to start preparing. Below I’m going
to give you several money-making ideas. Pick the one or two that interest
you the most and have fun!


It doesn’t matter if you’re into woodworking, sewing, painting, pottery, or
creating handmade paper. More than ever, people enjoy giving that
one-of-a-kind special gift. You can sell your wares via the Net, at holiday
bazaars or craft shows, or even consignment style. Once you become known for
your crafts, word-of-mouth will keep you very busy.


One idea is to create your own line of holiday cards with rubber stamps.
Melissa Duquette has found this to be a profitable business. She explains,
“The card season is upon us and everyone will soon be searching for the
perfect holiday card to send to family and friends. This is your opportunity
to break out into business and create unique hand-stamped holiday cards. Or
why not offer a class teaching this great hobby? Rubber stamping can be
worked into so many different businesses.”
I’ve been to a rubber-stamping party where we were able to create our own
cards. I had a great time hanging out with my friends and making my own
unique cards. If you are into rubber stamping, seriously consider having a
rubber stamping card party. You would supply everything needed, and could
charge either a flat fee or charge per card made.


Kim Moya runs a T-shirt business and finds this a way to make extra cash
during the holidays. She says you can create inexpensive holiday
sweatshirts, and long- and short-sleeved T-shirts. And she doesn’t stop at
T-shirts, but also includes tote bags, felt and cloth ornaments, advent and
traditional calendars, aprons and many other items that you can purchase
wholesale and sell at retail prices!


I don’t know about you, but I love fleece blankets. I was really excited
when I found out I could make these awesome “Snuggly” blankets without
having to sew a stitch. Cinda Louden has been making these types of blankets
for a while now and explains, “These blankets are made out of Polar Fleece
material. They are soft, warm, cozy, durable, and wonderfully ‘Snuggly.’
There’s no sewing or needlework involved; all you do is cut and tie. Making
Snugglies is a great way to start and create a business, make a little extra
cash, or just make them for gifts. It’s all up to you!”


Tamaira Sandifer, the owner of Fun Mail For Kids, has been creating Santa
Letters for a while now. “I thought, what child wouldn’t like to get a
letter in the mail full of goodies just for them from Santa Claus. Once I
informed family and friends about starting Fun Mail For Kids, the letters
practically sold themselves. Last year brought in approximately 680
requests, which is pretty phenomenal since I don’t do much advertising.”
Tamaira says that running this type of business is fun because it allows her
to do something she really enjoys. “So it doesn’t really seem like work,”
she says.


The hype of eBay has not gone away, but has only grown. When among a group
of people, I can usually find someone who has either bought or sold
something in an online auction. Colleen Wallace has made it her business to
sell merchandise online. “The holiday season is the best time of year for
me. People are always looking for unique and interesting gifts to give their
loved ones. What better place to find something different than the online
auctions,” says Colleen. Start thinking about what you might have that you
could sell online. Colleen has found that the items that sell well are those
that can be used for stocking stuffers, are limited editions, or are signed