I'm the type who cringes when I see Halloween and Christmas goodies out during the summer. I've got an August birthday, and somehow I feel personally slighted when retailers rush past the end of summer to the next big holiday. Still, if you're a crafter and plan to sell fall- and winter-holiday items, it does pay to think ahead.
If you fit into that category, see Wendy's post at Polymer Clay Craft Gossip for a great way to start advertising your holiday wares. The gals at Polymer Clay Productions are working on a handmade holiday gift guide featuring polymer clay artists. They need all the entries in the next month to have time to put everything together. So act soon if you want your crafty business listed.
Just do me a favor and don't forget it's August. Some of us have birthdays coming up. :-)