12 Days of Christmas Countdown

hot-cocoa1It’s Day No. 7 in Cathy’s 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown, quiltand here’s one of the best online shopping sites ever: http://www.etsy.com/. I started visiting because my two daughters and several friends kept talking about the one-of-a-kind jewelry and other creative designs they’d find there. I was skeptical — “Really? Another shopping site?” — but quickly got hooked, and you will, too. Etsy is like no other site. More than just a place to list merchandise, Etsy believes in supporting artists and artisans and creating a world in which quality and handmade are valued. Just visiting the site , even if you don’t buy anything, is inspiring. And the Etsy folks make it so easy to find what you want: You can browse in a variety of ways — my favorite is searching for local artists. You’ll find christmas-and-new-years-2006-07-01811art work, pottery, jewelry, clothing, food, decor, quilts, toys and so much more. It’s like an arts/crafts gallery combined with an upscale gift shop and Real Simple magazine. Customer service is excellent. It’s probably too late to order for this year, but start planning your 2009 gift list right now — or treat yourself for being the best Christmas Elf ever with a little something special from . Tomorrow, it’s Day No. 6 in the Christmas Countdown — a super last-minute gift idea.

7 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Countdown

  1. I keep meaning to check out Etsy site, as soon as I have some time….. ps love the snowflakes which scroll across your screen.

  2. Ina — Just give yourself plenty of time when you do check Esty, because you’ll love it! And thanks for liking my snowflakes. Here in Alabama that’s about the best we can do, although we untypically have had a couple light snowfalls already this winter.

  3. I.Must.Stay.Away.From.Esty! I spend too much time and cash there. I love it. Thanks for letting others know about the site though. I am contemplating putting some of my paintings on there. I need to start selling some of them. I’m running out of wall space.

  4. Yup, that’s the downside of Etsy: You go, you love, you buy! It’s like going into Anthropologie – you can’t not find something you don’t want. Very dangerous.

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