Friday, October 16, 2009

etsy holiday open house

Looking for a creative holiday marketing idea and a way to find a new audience? What about finding some other local crafters near you, and hosting a Holiday Open House for all of your friends? You could have it at someone's house, or find a local shop who would also love the traffic. You would all share the cost of light beverages and appetizers and have your work on display. You could advertise it to your friends as a holiday "one-stop-shop" event with the added benefit of supporting local artists and friends. You could use the Etsy shop local tool to find people near you.

Has anyone ever tried this? This really doesn't just have to been for the holidays. You could do a Valentine's Open House, a Spring Open House, etc, etc.

(Red hot rose fascinator clip by Sara Peach's Hair Accessories. Thanks Sara!)


  1. I had one in my dining room last month...made 500 dollars without leaving the house and generated several Etsy sales. Posted all the info on Facebook and MySpace. I'm doing another next month!

  2. Whoa Thom, thanks for sharing! Did you collaborate with other Etsy sellers or was it a solo show?

  3. I have been having a show in the Fall. Our 4th one is coming up. There are three of us, then we invite 4 or 5 other artists to join us. We have a reception and mail out cards. I am the only one on etsy.