To be honest, the first few months of Christmas cards this year were hard for me. I didn't have a lot of Christmas-themed products to work with. Now I do! I have preordered a few items from the September-December 2023 mini catalog. Demonstrators get to order a month or so early. For mini catalogs, we can buy anything with restrictions on how many. (EG: 1 of each non-consumable like stamps, punches and die and 2-3 of each consumable, like papers and embellishments). For the annual catalog, we are given a choice of some items--always new colors. The warehouse isn't big enough to hold everything in 2 annual catalogs.
I have been suggesting to Stampin' Up! that they offer a Christmas town/house stamp set in the fall, then add spring/summer images in the January-April catalog. Well, they sort of did this, in reverse. The Shop the Town stamp set (page 19 in the mini) coordinates with the Les Shoppes suite on pages 30-31 in the annual catalog. For these cards I only used Shop the Town. Watch for more projects from me using both stamp sets!