I love Christmas like a baby 🙂 and always so looking forward to it, hope you do too.
Its special atmosphere, searching for a beautiful items for your loved ones and gift wrapping them, decorating your house with kids or your family and setting up Christmas tree in the living room… In few words, it is always a special time of the year with a lot of joy and warmth, and deep deep inside we all expecting something magic to happen.
For SofiBabyShops Christmas usually starts in October – my house turns into a sort of a Santa Lab and I am making lots and lots of elf and santa hats, suits and head bands for Christmas mini sessions that are usually held by photo studios in November. This year I was invited by my teammate Virginie to participate in her Christmas Mini Sessions in France on 17-19th of November. I can not tell you how excited I am! Besides the fact to go to Paris to meet her (one of the most romantic cities in the world), it is the first time I will step in the photo studio to see how my accessories are used “in action” and meet my little models and their families. And I am not speaking about the fact that it is the first time after over a year of collaboration me and Virginie will finally meet in person!
Just think in what a great time we live and how lucky we are to be able to communicate with people from all over the world in metter of seconds, that we can work together without being in the same office or building! I love waking up in the morning and have a quick chat with Andrea – my friend and photographer from Australia – before she goes to sleep, find images of my products came by email from US from a happy customer, get a screen shot of a camera from Rome or France with my item used during photo shooting in real time (while it is going) in the middle of the day … This is probably one of the reasons I love my work so much 🙂 And thanks to Ryan Air (no affiliating just true love :-)) our online cooperation is stepping off line:-)
We designed together a special “Christmas Minis” collection that I am making now and that we will shoot together in November. There will be two settings: White Christmas and Traditional Christmas (in red and wood) so the new accessories were designed in colors to fit these two scenes.
The new designs will be released in our Etsy Props shop at the end of this week (23.10.16). There will be new hats that can be used also for daily use or as a gift (sizes newborn- adult), white tutu skirts with easily adjustable sizes, floral Christmas crowns, crystal crowns and more. We will add them to our existing Christmas shop section that already features blankets, halos and our best selling items – santa and elf hats. As these hats are available in all sizes from newborn to adult they became also very popular “mommy and me, daddy and me” gift ideas.
Being able to share the Christmas preparations with so many families and meet them in person is the best gift I could ever get and I am so thankful for this opportunity.
Guess what – you are invited to join us too!! There will be a special surprise gifts for all families who will attend the Virginie’s Christmas sessions and for all our fans! We will share the event on Instagram in our “Story” section and by posting photos and videos, we also will go live on Facebook on November 18th and 19th. Please come to visit us, we will be happy to meet you and show you some of our work process and behind scenes live.
Olga and Virginie 🙂