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3.04.2014

etsy swap | shopping time

well etsy lovers, your #etsyswap2014 missions have been emailed to you! i hope you've gotten to read over the info and started thinking about all the etsy goodness you want to send to your swap partner! i just wanted to give you a couple of tips as you stalk get to know your new best friend.

one | not everyone has an etsy favorites link. never fear! they probably have pinterest. check out their pinterest pages to see what their style is, and what kind of things they enjoy. i pin items that are from etsy shops ALL the time, so i have no doubt that you can find your new friend's fave etsy items via pinterest.

two | i realize that items on etsy can be a little pricey sometimes. it's because they are coming from hardworking individuals with handmade shops, and they are worth every penny. (we like supporting small businesses!) that being said, our price range is $25, so you'll have to be creative with your shopping. you may end up only buying one thing from etsy depending on price. or you could find a few smaller, less expensive items to send. this swap is etsy themed, but you are totally welcome to throw in other things once your etsy shopping is done. for example: you favorite brand of lip balm, some sweet smelling lotion, a pack of sharpie pens (my favorite kind!), etc. you get the idea :)

three | really try to get to know your swap partner. if they have a blog, read it! check out their "about me" page. if they don't have a blog, you have options of twitter, instagram, and again, pinterest, to find out more about them!

four | don't forget to send a note in your package! everyone loves a handwritten note. be sure to include your contact info so you can stay in touch. we're all about making new friends :)

five | samantha at elah tree is offereing a ridiculously generous discount in her shop all week for you! 60% off everything! seriously, you don't want to miss out. i've already bought a couple things and can't wait for them to arrive in tennessee!

six | be sure to have your package mailed out on or before march 17th. thank ya, kindly.

happy etsy swap!

p.s. tomorrow afternoon i will be california bound to visit my brother and sister-in-law in san diego! i haven't seen them since i was out there for their wedding last june, and i'm looking forward to time together and the warm california weather.

i have some great guest posters lined up for the rest of the week, so be sure to stop by and leave them sweet words of encouragement. see y'all on monday!

10 comments:

Robyn Black said...

i was so excited to get my mission sunday night! i went etsy crazy yesterday & am super excited about the package i'm sending out!!! :) thanks for the tips & have a great time in Cali!! :)

Kiki said...

Great tips! I've been Etsy window shopping like crazy and I think I've finally decided what I'll order. It's easy for me to look at prices in Etsy shops and just pass them by but like you said, these are handmade, brick and mortar (often in the home) shops that real people have put a lot of hard work and thought into. That said, it makes me even more excited that you're doing this swap! So excited to shop, package and mail everything up. :) Thanks again for organizing all of this with Amy!

p.s. Have a wonderful trip!!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

girl, you are on top of it! i just started adding some options to my etsy cart today. i've gotta buckle down and make some decisions! :) and thank you! i'll try to take lots of pictures :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

ahhh i know. so many things that i want are too expensive for this swap, but i've found some really cute stuff! plus, finding shops that are having sales is really helpfu! can't wait to see what you've picked out!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

This is so exciting! I've already order some Etsy goodies! Thank you so much for the shout out! You're going to have so much fun in Cali!

Jenna Secrist said...

I'm so excited for the swap! I love giving gifts. My order has been shipped--Yay! Have a fun trip!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

great advice meg!!! have SO much fun!!!!!!!1

Megan McIlvaine said...

gosh, i'm so behind on responding to comments. but you're welcome! :) hope you've gotten all your etsy goodies by now!

Megan McIlvaine said...

yay! hope you love all your etsy goodness! can't wait for the link up!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks thanks :) i did!