is this the right place to post this? maybe, i dont know. BUT here's the deal, we are bringing something new in, we have talked a little bit about this on the socials as well as our home page, but it is finally time to implement it & teach you guys all about it! kreative is putting in place a booking calendar in an effort to slow down for the bigger projects, take our time, to be able to work with a little more intention & ensure each customer experience is enjoyable for both you & me!
we have the craziest ever-changing yearly schedule due to offering a few different niche offerings, but we plan to tame that schedule by using our new seasonal offering calendar. since this is the first year i am putting this in place, i am sure i will make some changes in the years to follow, but this is where i am going to start to create a reference point! is it going to be perfect? most definitely not, but i hope you will stick with me as i figure out a schedule that works.
i plan to book based on five "seasons" these include, winter, spring, summer, autumn & the holidays. within each of these seasons, we will release a list of open booking spots you can book ahead of time. this will be the your opportunity to book in with kreative! to secure your spot, we will require 50% of the quoted amount for the service in which you are booking, the remaining 50% would be due at varying times depending on the type of goods/services we will be working on with you.
this new schedule will vary from season to season, depending on what is the busy topic at that time. for example, i will not be taking on branding clients during the holiday season, and i will not be booking private workshops during the winter season. i will select what offerings are available based on different aspect such as what we are busy with during that season, the weather, upcoming events, etc.
i am really looking forward to bringing this new booking strategy to life after many months of thinking & planning it all out in my head. it's finally happening! i can't wait to bring a seamless customer experience to you all, while offering the same great products, services & events! up until now, i really have been able to always accommodate all the work that comes my way. but as kreative grows as my fulltime source of income, i found there to be more inquiries coming in than i could keep track of. through a couple new programs & processes introduced, and in planning this booking strategy, i have found that i have just outgrown some aspects of what i used to do. this new strategy will help kreative stay intentional in the type of goods/services chosen & ensure the appropriate amount of time will be executed to create perfection for you!
below you will find some detail on each of the seasons. i hope this gives a little bit of insight into what we are usually up to over here & what things will look like going forward! each season will open for booking ahead of time, but the timeframe is TBD. things like branding & website design will have waiting lists following the filling of our schedule per season, so you can be the first to know when booking is open again for the next round. joining our email list is also a great way to be one of the first to know when it comes to when our booking will open back up!
long story short, i love to snowmobile and spend all the time outside in the winter. since the rest of the year is non-stop go go go, this is consider downtime at kreative. i use this time to reflect on the previous year, get kreative business docs in order, enjoy time with my boyfriend since he also has the winters off due to seasonal work, and just take a moment to plan for the year to come! now while i am technically closed, i know me and i know i will want something to pick away at and work on during this downtime, with that i bring you the offerings for the winter season. yes they are a minimal & will be open for booking at the beginning of december & again at the beginning of january if all spots don't fill up before we close for christmas.
since this season has come & gone for 2022 we wont be elaborating on the type of work complete in these months this year, however we will elaborate when updating this for 2023. stay tuned!
ah spring! warm weather is in the air, the sun is shining after a long winter & we are so excited to get back to working on all of your projects! spring is one of our busiest wedding seasons, and with that in mind, we have lowered the bookable amount of workshop dates to compensate for that! to elaborate on the note below that talks about booking requirements/minimums, this is to do with being able to have enough time to complete the job, in terms of weddings. we will set these time requirements for weddings with the production time, lead time to receive products, wedding date, number of guests & more in mind, so know that we are putting these restraints in place to ensure each project goes as planned.
one of our second favourite aspects of spring is getting everyone some fresh new doormats! while our doormat shop will remain open all year around, we will release new spring designs, first public workshop dates of the year and the first bookable workshop dates for private parties! we always try to offer a wide array of options for available workshop dates, but always know that you can reach out to see if we would take a booking on a specific day/time!
while it is not mentioned in this bookings listing here because the availability for it has been filled already, we will also be introducing custom sign production for the 2023 booking season for spring.
we were a little later than the beginning of april preparing to launch this, but this season is still open for booking private workshop dates! check social media for the most recent updates in booking workshop dates, and inquiries can be submitted through our website!
summer is one of my favourite months at kreative! there is so much to be done while the weather is nice & for us that includes admin days on the deck along with workshops outside! we do a little bit of everything in the summer, so we are always out & about. below you will find some detail about what we will be taking on for bookings this summer! below we have included some detail in regards to booking these services, however the best place to learn if they are the right fit for you would be right here on our website!
this blog post was written at the release time of our summer booking schedule, so here you will find all the precise specifications about what we look for in our clients for each sector! should you have any questions or interest in booking with us, please reach out via the respective interactive forms provided for each of these services to ensure we are getting all the necessary information to be able to book a consultation!
following a fun filled summer, we transition into autumn! autumn is such a fun season at kreative. cute doormats, pumpkins, porches, popup shops, events & more. we are so excited for all the fun workshops that we will be hosting this year both on our own & collaborating with other small businesses! watch our socials & website for more on this upcoming booking season as it becomes available! want to host a workshop together? get in touch! join our mailing list to be one of the first to know when booking for this season opens up!
*hint* if you are looking at booking a private fall workshop, you will want to be on the email list as our fall dates book up so quick!
while the holidays may be one of my favourite work seasons, it is also one of our busiest! over the holdiays we really focus on our online retail shop offerings. in addition to our online doormat shop which is open pretty well year-round, we offer a full greeting card line & more! this year we have a few new things up our sleeve, that will differ from previous years but in the best way possible! we will elaborate more on this closer to the season, but just know we have big plans for the holidays this year! as always, get on the email list & make sure you are following our socials to be the first to know - bookings will be LIMITED!
if you read as far as here, thank you so much for being here! you're an absolute trooper for sticking with me as i sorted out the thoughts in my brain trying to explain this new-to-me booking concept! know that i don't plan to achieve perfection with this schedule right away, but i am definitely working towards a slower schedule to best serve all of you reading this!
so, thank you & i'm done rambling about this for now! updates will be on socials as always & i will always share website updates there too!