Tips & Talk 42 – “… When All Through the Store …”

Christmas Poem "When All Through the Store"Enjoy my rendition of an old Christmas classic – revised to fit our handmade business community. Enjoy and listen closely, you’ll hear some priceless lessons that Amanda, our shop owner, learns from Jolly Old St. Nick.

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Transcript
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Hi there.

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It's Sue.

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And thanks for joining me for tips and talk day.

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These are bite-sized topics that I pull from community questions and

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things that I'm observing in the world of handmade small business.

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If you'd like to submit a topic,

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DME over on Instagram at gift biz,

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unwrapped happy holidays from me to you.

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The night before Christmas,

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when all through the store,

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employees were anxiously watching the door products sat neatly on the

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shelves with care in hopes that a customer soon would be

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there. The shopkeeper was nestled all snug in her chair while

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she envisioned wrapping up gifts with flair,

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the products were perfect.

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The prices were right,

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but would they still all be there when she locked up

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for the night in Amanda's mind,

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there arose such a clatter nobody's coming in.

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What is the matter?

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People must not like the things that I make,

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I should have known this business was a mistake.

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Glancing out the window,

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seen fresh fallen,

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snow. She watched shoppers bustling to and fro when what to

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her wondering eyes did appear,

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but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer with a little

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old driver.

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So lively and quick,

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she knew in a moment,

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it must be St.

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Nick, not down through the chimney,

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but right through the door.

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He exclaimed,

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whoa, whoa,

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whoa. Let's fix up this store.

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Look at the colors,

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the quality,

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the style we must spread word of your wares across miles.

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Why didn't you tell people of the products you make?

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I was scared that they would think me of fake your

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talent is clear and creations unique with artistry and style that

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so many Sikh now Dasher.

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Now dancer now Prancer and Vixen on comet on Cupid,

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on Donner and Blitzen to the top of the hillside.

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All residents must know of Amanda's treasures,

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all boxed up and bowed.

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And then in a twinkling,

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she heard on the roof,

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the prancing and Pauling of each little hoof up,

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up in a way the reindeer all flew with a message

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of holiday gifts,

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shiny and new within minutes,

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it happened.

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The door flew open wide,

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a snowy rush of air blue customers inside excitement built up

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as they discovered the wares.

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1, 5,

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7 gifts were purchased with care.

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Was it seconds or minutes that the gifts were all sold.

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Customers smiled while juggling packages of red,

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green, and gold.

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Which designs did you get?

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Oh, I loved that one too.

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I need to come back and get another in blue Amanda's

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eyes. Twinkled she felt light hearted and Mary people loved her

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creations. Even that shade of raspberry St.

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Nick's cheeks were like roses.

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His eyes held a twinkle success was right in front of

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you, except for one little wrinkle.

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You can't stay inside and be timid or meek.

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If growing your business is something you seek.

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Your artistry is spectacular.

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It's much more than fine.

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Be proud,

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be confident.

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It gets easier in time as the clock timed the hour

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and the day was now through Amanda sat in amazement of

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what she now knew.

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Trusting her skill and being herself creates a gift of its

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own. Like a personal elf customers will appear as they're meant

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to be the right ones for her,

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who would help her succeed.

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St. Nick's eyes gave a twinkle and with a round little

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belly, he laughed at the acknowledgement,

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like a bowl full of jelly.

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He spoke no more words,

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but went straight to his work and filled all the stockings.

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Then turned with a jerk.

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Your presence.

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This year are reminders for you of the dreams you've created

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that you can make true.

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She knew what he meant and on his cheek gave a

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kiss. His message was clear and no point was missed inside.

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She felt courage and anticipation.

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Nothing would stop her.

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Now from creation.

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He sprang to the roof and jumped into the sleigh.

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He'd given Amanda a priceless gift this day.

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They exclaimed together as he drove out of sight,

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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

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That's a wrap.

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I'm a get to the point kind of girl.

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And this is what you can expect from these quick midweek

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sessions. Now it's your turn.

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Go out and fulfill that dream of yours.

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Share your handmade products with us.

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We want them,

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