Well, that's that for another year, so the image to the right features the last Santa Hat you'll be seeing from Fretshirt HQ this year.
What's that, I hear?
Christmas isn't until next week! You say... well...
Indeed it isn't, but as I've said before, as an online retail store, we are always at least a week, or more in advance of everyone else, to allow for the posties to do their thing.
So, when the last official Royal Mail posting date before the big day as been and gone, that is us done for the season.
Not, of course, that we aren't doing anything and I'm not saying that in case the boss decides to read this blog over his mince pies!
We still print and dispatch all those orders from people chancing their luck, as we wouldn't want to be responsible for ruining anyone's festive season. Although if you did leave it too late to order, feel free to blame us anyway, we don't mind.
We've also been really busy (honest Boss!) playing with the mock up software to make some Spot the Difference contests... erm... I mean, putting up the Christmas opening hours on the home page, so you know when we aren't printing / dispatching anything.
In case you missed those all important times, here they are:
Thursday 26th December - Closed
Friday 27th December - Closed
Saturday 28th December - Closed
Sunday 29th December - Closed
Monday 30th December - Open
Tuesday 31st December - Open
Wednesday 1st January - Closed
Before then, during then, and after then, we start the build up for next year, so you may notice a few changes around here, as we test out a few new layouts, on the website, not to mention some wonderful designs that we are going to bring you, our loyal Fretters, in 2020.
For example, there's now a New link on the top navigation bar which, not surprisingly shows all the NEW designs as they are added to the site.
Well, actually it only shows all the Men's T-shirt designs, in date order as if we showed all the new designs on each garment type, there would be between three and four of each design, which just didn't look right.
Still, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, as that would spoil the surprises, we have planned, wouldn't it.
Don't forget though, you can keep up with all of our new designs as they come out by following our various Social Media accounts or cheat by looking at the Instagram feed at the bottom of the home page!
However, that would be a good way to see the bigger versions of the Spot the Difference mock ups I mentioned earlier and yes they are all actual twins. in case your eyes aren't up to the small versions. I know mine aren't, and I made them!
One thing will remain for certain, we will never pester you to follow or like our posts unlike most brands/stores, as we feel that should be up to you, and you alone.
There's a lot of real news around at the moment with things happening on both sides of the Atlantic that may, or may not, bring about the results people think they will, or could just end up with things remaining exactly the same as they were before. Or worse in a way that will make you want to cuddle up with your loved ones on a sofa. Such is life.
No, I didn't just type all that above paragraph as an excuse to use the image of the family wearing a shirt from each country that makes up the United Kingdom. I'm going somewhere with this. Promise.
Still, while politics remains the cess pit it always was there's much better news coming from the indiedev world as our favourite Polish indiedevs studio gets ready to push their latest game into Closed Alpha testing, ready for it's launch Sometime in 2020.
So that's one thing to look forward to, and here's another. The expansion of our every popular "Legends" range, featuring all the biggest names in a particular activity all cleverly arranged as something from that activity.
Okay, so they always look better than they sound. So take a look at this sneak peak from one of the upcoming designs. Movie & Film Directors Legends.
Until we Fret again.