Shop Early > Start Wrapping > Enjoy Christmas Posted on 20 Oct 14:13

Shop Early > Start Wrapping > Enjoy Christmas

I quite like autumn. I like the last bit of warmth in autumn sunshine and  I love the harvesting from the garden and foraging for the last of the berries. Our opportunities to get away, to get out and about may have been compromised, but there are still pleasures to be found on our own doorsteps. Everything else can be delivered to your doorstep, and that's where I hope we can help. 

Although it is still autumn, my shops are beginning to overflow with Christmas cards, wrap, gifts, toys, sweets and chocolate treats. Our usual challenge at this time of year is fitting our customers in alongside our stock! Our social distancing measures in store have allowed shoppers visiting Paper Tiger to enjoy the time and space to browse in comfort. My team have also worked really hard this summer to ensure almost everything is online too, so you can shop Paper Tiger from the comfort of your own home. 

The call to 'Shop Early, Start Wrapping, Enjoy Christmas' is significant for small retailers like Paper Tiger, so much so that I asked Clare to make a sign! We get busier and busier in the autumn, and then crazy busy from November onward. That would be a challenge for all of us in the current situation. If you are local to Edinburgh, I'd ask you to please come and visit us soon. If you are further afield, please use our website. It's worthwhile planning ahead!