Sunday, September 14, 2008

ETSY!

I was over at AlwaysAmy's blog and she is encouraging us all to spread a little of the Etsy love around--hey--I'm all for it!

We have the big shopping season coming up, and when you are thinking about WHAT you are going to give to WHO...why not put a little thought into the rest of that equation..the "from WHOM"? Why not think about purchasing your gifts from a real live person, someone who is just like you...just trying to make a living doing what they are good at.

Really, I have become more conscience of the fact that we really need to quit throwing our money down the faceless corporate drain...let's put it into the pocket of another human being who is going to use it to pay their rent and feed their family. Let's spend it with these people who we have met through our blogs and shops and fairs and friends and neighbors. You will be supporting the economy in a real personal way AND, as an added bonus, you will be getting a quality and truly unique product. What's better than that?

I am proud to have an Etsy shop--Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage. It has enabled me to stay home and raise my kids AND make some extra income to contribute to the family, despite the fact that I have some physical ailments that would otherwise make it difficult for me to work. I am very grateful for that!

Here is a really great video commercial about ETSY in general--gives you a basic idea of the pricipal behind ETSY--which I think is great. Please have a look, and if you like what you see, I would encourage you to place this video on your blog too. Let's spread the word! This could be a very Merry Christmas this year for a LOT more people :o)



Thank you!!

11 comments:

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

I couldn't agree more! I would much rather spend my holiday budget on quality handcrafted items versus corporate superstore stuff.

Christa
Chloe Rose

Pinky said...

You are SO right!! I know how much the handmade ornaments I've gotten from you have gone over, my family loved them! It's so much more special. Thanks for giving props to all the crafters out there!

MODNAROS said...

Amen sister!

moxylyn said...

Exactly!!! Very well said.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Amen, sister! Twyla

Lani Robertson said...

I love etsy...and the video is great! :)

Lallee said...

I love the opportunity to buy homemade items. So much better than store shopping!

Check my blog today--you caused me some regret ;-)

Debbie said...

Yes! I try to buy handmade and local if I don't make it myself. I consider Etsy local. You don't get closer to home than the computer in the home office. Thanks for the encouragement!
Debbie

Lucy said...

I totally agree--it's a good reminder for everyone to try to support your local merchants and artists when considering what and where to purchase this season! I have my eye on several etsy things from a bunch of my favorite sellers!!

Sal said...

Hi Karen..totally agree with you!
BTW...
I accidentally deleted your comment on my blog..could you possibly do it again please..sorry..Sal ;-)

PamperingBeki said...

Amen!!! I love that it is so much more than giving one person a gift...

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