I’m inspired by my poll: only one voter said that none of the gifts they give are handmade. In an effort to make it a little more exciting to buy handmade gifts, I want to tell you all about an awesome movement going on over at Etsy. It’s a win-win-win situation. One person gets an awesome gift, one person gets a sale, and one person (you) gets to feel warm and fuzzy. Throw another win in for Etsy, since they get their commission fees.
It’s called a Sneak Attack. It was started (I do believe) by PhippsArt as a way to promote people will zero or very few sales. Every weekday, someone sponsors a sneak attack. They set the time and promote the “attack” in the Etc. section of the Etsy Forum. Only the sponsor and PhippsArt knows who the lucky shop will be that day until it’s announced. Announcements are made on The Handmade Movement site. You can also find this week’s schedule and all past Sneak Attacks on the site. Just take a look at those stats!
I’ve participated in one Sneak Attack so far, and it would be lovely to participate in more. Unfortunately, right now my checkbook is telling me to stop spending money. So unless I receive a lot of sales, I have a moratorium on spending money on non-essentials.
Now… Go buy handmade!