I have to plan my time and Christmas promotions carefully to fit in with my family and husband. One thing that I do every year is have a Christmas party for my hostesses.
One Saturday afternoon when my husband is off with his mates and my Mum can take the kids and I send an exclusive invitation to everyone who has hosted a party during the year. In many ways, it runs like my school holiday Open House, but this is only for my hostesses.
I do what I can to get a special gift for each of them, I can usually get some samples or end of season stock items that I wrap. Where I know a hostesses has a particular interest in something, I do my best to give her that.
This is also an opportunity for my hostesses to do some Christmas shopping before the rush. Generally I hold this party before I give everyone the Christmas catalogue so it is a special preview showing especially for them.
I also make up some extra special offers for them, both for ordering something and for making a party booking. I also have some fun Christmas themed games and do a Mystery Hostess.
The am of this (as well as getting some sales in the lead up to Christmas) is to say Thank You to my hostesses for supporting my business. They feel special and appreciated. It's a nice thing to do to show them how much they mean to me, after all, if there are no parties, I don't have a business.
Do you spoil your hostesses at Christmas time?