On Thursday, November 12th, the authority on Twitter for all things handmade will host a Virtual Trunk Show on Etsy.com showcasing great gift ideas for everyone. The Trunk Show will take place in Etsy.com’s Virtual Labs in the Gallery room (http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php). The show starts at 8 PM EST.
“We wanted to really make it easy for people to find unique gifts this year, and thought that a Virtual Trunk Show would be perfect,” says Etsy Twitter Team Co-Leader Kristen Evans, owner of FirebirdHouse Designs. “Grab a cup of cocoa and get a jumpstart on your list without having to fight crowds and traffic!”
The team, which uses Twitter to expand its reach to a global audience, thinks that this holiday season, people are looking for quality and a good price. “We really want to introduce people to the diversity and quality of handmade items,” says Vickie Porter, the team’s leader and the artist/owner behind the recycled domino jewelry of In My Head Studios. “You can find great gifts and stocking stuffers for even the most difficult people on your list, in every price range. Many of the artists will be on hand to meet 'in person' and chat about their work.” The categories being featured are For Her, For Him, For Kids, For Anyone, and Under $50. You are sure to find the right item for anyone on your list.
Vickie feels that encouraging people to make handmade items part of their holiday is important. “The handmade lifestyle really offers something unique, and we want to be sure and share that with the rest of the world, on Twitter and off.”
You’ll need an account with Etsy.com to attend. Don’t worry! It’s free and easy to sign up! Get there early so you can get a good seat!
There will be fantastic handmade prizes, too! See you there!
Our awesome graphic was created by Susan Brown of SalonDArte.etsy.com