Thursday, January 22, 2009

:: :: special delivery from etsy :: ::

this is so cool. this year, etsy is teaming up with citymeals-on-wheels to provide a little love to elderly new yorkers on valentine's day. most fun, they are providing cards to each meal recipient. that means there'll be a whole lot of folks on valentine's day this year who will get a special love note who might not otherwise have gotten any.

the best part is that we (yes, you and me) get to provide the valentines cards. citymeals-on-wheels serves over 18,000 people, so they need as many cards as they can get. so etsy has asked all of its members (buyers and sellers alike) to spread the word and to share one or more cards. you can make your own card(s) or buy something on etsy (i know a few cute valentines for sale over there, wink, wink), add a special message to each card (something appropriate for your grandma, let's say (so my "crazy love" cards probably aren't the best choice!)), and then send them to the etsy folks so that they are received by february 2.

etsy's going to have a special page to highlight all those who participate (find out more here) and there's also a flickr group set up so you can show off your wares.

i'm sending mine this weekend. won't you join me?


bg January 22, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

I will join you, thanks. Very cool.

belleandboo January 23, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

oh I am really glad I read your post, I will pop some cards in the post tomorrow. what a lovely idea. Etsy is the best x