photo credit: handpainted nutcracker constable set by knockknocking
by Jessika Hepburn, O Happy Day Handmade
It’s that time of the year again! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas-if you sell handmade, then this will likely be your busiest time of the year for sales. Here at Oh My! Handmade we are gearing up for the season already and we have a great line up of posts for November and December. Our team of monthly and guest contributors (plus some new contributors too!) will be bringing you holiday themed tutorials, craft challenges, swaps, and more, as well as some exciting features and reviews.
Get the word out about your business this year by contributing to the first annual Oh My! Handmade Holidays Giveaway in December. You are invited to submit products or gift certificates valued at $20 or more, as well as promotional materials (business cards, promos, brochures), for inclusion in a large gift basket filled with handmade goodness that will be given away December 25th. Depending on the number of submissions smaller gift baskets will also be given away to additional winners. The giveaway will run from December 5th until December 24th, with the winner being announced on Christmas Day and will be open to residents of North America (you are welcome to submit to the giveaway if you are outside of NA).
This will be a unique giveaway-readers will be able to enter as usual for themselves by visiting the participating stores/artists and promoting the giveaway, but they will also be able to enter for others. Readers will be encouraged to enter up to five registered charities, non-profits and causes. The winning charity/organization will be able to auction or raffle the basket off as a fundraiser or give it forward to a local family/child in need of a little handmade love. It’s a giveaway that gives!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. To be included in this giveaway send me an email with OMHG Handmade Holidays in the subject and include an idea of what you would like to offer plus links to your website/etsy etc.
2. Mail your submission (product + business info) to Oh My! Handmade c/o Jessika Hepburn, 10 1/2 Mountain Rd. Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3N 1A2, Canada.
3. Submissions must be received by Tuesday, November 30th!
4. I will compile the baskets and make them stunning, photograph them, promote the giveaway with multiple posts and daily via Twitter/FB and then will mail the prizes off to the winners along with your promotional materials.
I am looking forward to this season of giving and all the lovely things I get to share with you in the coming months, but I am especially excited by the idea of bringing all your beautiful handmade creations together in my happy house, adding my own handcrafted items, and then sending them off again to be given to others. It’s a wonderful thing!