Monday, April 12, 2010

Make- it Mondays: Write a Letter!

April is National Card and Letter Writing month. How often do you get deliciously personal mail outside of the obligatory Christmas card or wedding invitation? This month I encourage you, my fellow team members, to write a good, old fashioned letter. Reach out to an old friend or your favorite crazy aunt. Try my idea or support the R-Nesters below who make letter writing related items:

Make a mini art gallery on your envelopes with stamps. Few people realize that their unused stamps don't expire. You can continue using your old stamps, like coins, indefinitely. Add them in a cluster until you get the shipping amount you need.

Add this great tag to an envelope from Jackbear Stamps

Get your own letter writing station from Up Up Creative

Or send a quick (and soft!)postcard hello from The Quilted House
Catching the wave of a lesser known holiday like this can also be helpful to your shop sales. The magazine Country Living published a small blurb on letter writing ideas in their April issue and suggested that their readers search Etsy for supplies. I have been promoting National Letter Writing Month in my Etsy shop announcements and tags for just two weeks and in that time three of the five items I specifically posted in honor of letters have sold. What a great way to get a bigger audience searching for a your items!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Carole! Thanks so much for featuring my Hi! card! Great ideas on attracting sales, too!