It's already October and we're seeing Christmas products in supermarket aisles already over here. Usually, I'd mumble, grumble and complain to the nearest person about how Halloween isn't even over and we're already having Christmas things, but really, I cannot do that anymore. Why? Because in Baskets Galore, Christmas sales organising starts way before October! Already, I'm in elbow deep in spreadsheets trying to calculate new baskets, guess-timate sales so we can give suppliers a heads up on what kind of amounts they should be making for us, checking new basket contents, amending them etc- and a mite behind in accounts...
So it's a bit of a breather to be called to write the daily dispatch blog and going out to the warehouse to see baskets other than Christmas baskets.
The first basket I spotted today was a Flowers & Cheese basket.A wonderful mum in Tramore, IE would be receiving this wonderful cheesy, floral gift. It was ordered by the lovely Daphne (Kidwelly, UK) as a birthday present. Today's flowering plant is a small rose plant, just on the cusp of blooming so that the recipients could admire it in full bloom once or shortly after they receive it.
We have a few other flowering plant baskets leaving our depot today, here's another floral basket going to another birthday girl.
Again, the sender wants to send the basket (a Flowers to Say - Birthday basket) to their mum as a birthday present. Angela (Leicester, UK) would be arriving at a milestone birthday of Happy 70th tomorrow, so she's getting this fruity and fab basket as a surprise gift.
Moving away from Birthdays, let's take a moment to bring a smile to Louise's face with this Ultimate Get Well Gift for Her basket.
Oh wow, this basket is big! I didn't even want to try to lift it from one counter-top to another. I'd probably drop it on my foot or something! It contains everything a girl needs to brighten up a sick day - a handsome cuddle buddy in the form of Hoagie bear, lots of vitamins in the form of fruits, puzzles to test the mind, a DVD and pamper products to chillax with, treats to indulge on and a magazine to stay on top of the goss! Hands up ladies if you'd want one!