Friday, January 9, 2009


Before I begin about the topic, I have to tell you something about myself which you will find out to be relevant to the topic. The first Christmas my husband and I spent together some 20 years ago he bought me this leopard skin dress. Why did he buy it? Well we were walking by this shop and I (flippantly) said "That's a cool dress" but I didn't say I wanted it or would wear it, a little too bold for me. I think I had that dress on twice, if that, before I gave it away with a bunch of other clothes to the local Goodwill. Needless to say, we no longer exchange gifts at Christmas. Don't get me wrong we still buy things for each other on the odd occasions but we don't do it because it is a specific day. It works for us.

So, yes, I know Christmas has passed but I'm referring to holidays that aren't really holidays. You see, to me, a holiday is something that I'd get a paid day off for (if I wasn't unemployed). Or it's a day when they tell you on the news all the Government agencies that won't be open. The holidays I'm referring to in this post are the days that people may celebrate by buying and giving gifts or cards but are not officially holidays. The days I'm talking about are (to name a few):
  • Valentines Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Father's Day
  • St. Patricks Day

As someone who didn't pay much attention to days like that previous to starting Theresa's Treasures, I have quickly realized that I now have to. Of course, that doesn't mean I will be running out to buy every heart bead in Las Vegas or plenty of green rings for my chainmaille. No, I'm talking about making yourself known, marketing yourself so when John Doe realizes he needs to buy his wife/mother a nice gift to show how much he loves her then I am there. Well at least I hope I am.

I suppose that really what I am trying to say is that sometimes you have to change the way YOU think because not everyone thinks the same. Whilst these days are not important to me in my relationship(s) or life I know that for some, they are. Especially if you want to succeed in your endeavors, whatever they may be.


  1. I thnk you really do need to go buy green rings :-) And pastel rings for Easter, red white & blue for July 4...

  2. (I posted once but I THINK it got eaten so hopefully I'm not double posting)

    AAAnyway, the thing that's new for me with this business is that you have to start thinking about this stuff like 4-6 months in advance. I definitely missed opportunities with the winter holidays.

  3. fabulous blog i am now a follower - jackie xx