It definitely adds to the stress that seems to accompany the festive season, but it's a good stress. I feel like I'm contributing to that exciting gift giving tradition on a less commercial level. Most of the things I make are intended to be worn to keep the thought of a loved one close...either by making a keychain from newborn footprints, or a ring from the fingerprints of two children. It's definitely my favorite time of year!
And now, with two jewelry shops open, it's going to add extra challenges. I look forward to all the heartwarming, and sometimes heartbreaking, custom orders. I'm so glad I can be a part of the Etsy community and that people choose my work to gift to their family and friends. It's truly an honor.