Sunday, January 20, 2008

EtsyGreetings Anniversary Contest: Contest #1

To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the EtsyGreetings Team, we are hosting a countdown contest. New contest activities will be posted a couple of times each week leading up to a GRAND PRIZE contest on our big day, February 14th.
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CONTEST #1
PRIZE DRAWING Wednesday, Jan. 23rd 8p.m. EtsyTime (EST)


WINNER is: a-b!
If this is you, please send a message with your mailing address to Pegg at her Etsy.com shop: Pegg Macko Designs. To do so, just click on 'contact peggmackodesigns' on the right hand side of her main shop page. If you are not a member of the etsy community (and don't want to join - it's EASY and FREE!), or are having trouble with contacting her, post a comment here and we will contact you with alternate arrangements! Congratulations!!



THE PRIZE:
The prize is from EtsyGreetings Member BeadKiss. BeadKiss is a stay at home mom who has turned her hobby into a business. She is known for these lovely and intricate Iris Fold cards.

HOW TO PLAY:
To enter the contest, simply leave a comment (at the bottom of this post) answering these questions:
1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month?
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person?
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?

BONUS ENTRIES!
If you made a purchase from an EtsyGreetings member between 1/18 - 1/23, you qualify for a bonus entry in this contest!
Leave a comment with the shop you purchased from and the transaction ID.

RULES and DETAILS:
1. Anyone is allowed to enter and win, including EtysGreetings members. BellaRoseCreations (Contest Coordinator), Lucky Duck Designs (Blog Queen) and Pegg Macko Designs (Prize Coordinator) are all exempt from winning.
2. Each contest winner will be selected by a random number generator and announced here on EtsyGreetings blog. The winner must contact Pegg Macko (our Prize Coordinator) with their snail mail address within 3 days or a new winner will be selected.
3. EtsyGreetings will pay for shipping of the prize to anyone in the world!

Happy Playing!!!

TEAM MEMBERS:
Stop by the listserv for details on how you can participate. If you would like to donate a prize, contact PeggMacko. Also, please be sure to alert your buyers of their bonus opportunities for winning in our contest.

44 comments:

Stephanie said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? Three
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? Mail
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? I make my own cards, so I usually don't purchase them.

Jenna Z said...

1) I send about 5 cards a month, since I have a couple of penpals and then family members get cards for ceratin occasions.
2) I LOVE send mail and getting mail so I almost always mail them unless it's someone at work and then I just stick it in their mail cubby.
3) I like cards with a LOT of detail and sometimes handmade cards can be a little too simple for my taste. A couple of pieces of patterned paper glued to a cardstock card doesn't do it for me. I love ribbons and tags, and 3-D parts and all kinds of details!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen Vecc said...

i typically give about 1 card a month, i mail them.. i love to get mail, so others will get mail from me. i would buy homemade cards, i just don't think of it time to get them ...

~jen

fredcat said...

I send at least 4 and up to 20 if it's a holiday month (lots of nieces and nephews)

I mail my cards as my family is across the country from me :(

I make a lot of my cards on the computer but I have found some beauties on etsy.
Patty

Shell said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? 5 or more
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? Very few are hand delivered
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? No, I would actually prefer handmade cards. I do make a limited amount of cards myself, but I purchase more then I make

BBesigns said...

1 2-3 a month

2. Usually mail

3. Make own

Azure Islands Designs said...

1)How many cards (handmade or otherwise)do you typically give a month? depends on the time of the year...anywere from 2 to 10.

2)Do you mail the cards you purchase? Sometimes I mail them...everyone likes to receive pleasant mail! For those in town I hand deliver most of the time.

3)Any reasons I might not purchase handmade cards? I have made my own...no reason I wouldn't purchase handmade in fact I did just recently and gave it already...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!!!

Sixsisters said...

I make all of my cards.
I send a few a month.
I mail them out.

Susan Schrock said...

I give at least 3 hand-made cards a month - more in certain months like July when there are tons of birthdays for friends and familly.

I mail the cards

I purchase handmade cards on Etsy even though I make them also. I love to see what others have come up with!

MillieDog Designs said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? 3 - 4
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? Mail, occasionally hand deliver
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? No! I LOVE hademade cards for their unique quality that you can't find in stores. :)

Luc-Rock said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month?
=> 2-3

2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person?
=> Mostly delivered in person

3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?
=> Not really!

Rochelle W said...

1. I send out about 10-15 cards a month.
2. I mail all of my cards.
3. I make my own cards so I don't buy them. Unless they are made by someone else.

thewildhare said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month?

Five to Eight. Love to give cards!

2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person?

I always deliver them in the mail - except on very rare occasions.

3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?

No. I make my own cards, and love to do it. In fact, I may be joining EtsyGreetings someday! However, there are so many interesting an wonderful visions and creative thoughts in the world. I would never have thought of some of them - like cardwear.etsy.com who uses fabric on her cards, or happydaystudio.etsy.com who does incredible rich watercolors. I appreciate these designs and purchase them to share with others. And, I am inspired by them as well - which brings new depth and insight into my own work.

Signed, feeling rather blessed. :)

elenamary said...

I give 1 to 3 cards a month
I mail the cards I make
I make all my cards so generally do not purchase cards

Lucky Girl said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? 2
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? I probably mail 2/3 of them, and deliver 1/3 in person
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? I prefer to purchase handcrafted cards whenever I can--but if I forget about an occasion and need to run to a local store it's not possible to buy handmade.

MaryMarsh said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? Four
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? Mail
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? I usually make a lot of my cards myself, so no need to purchase other handmade cards unless I see one that really catches my eye

Thanks for the contest! ~MaryMarsh

ikkinlala said...

What a gorgeous card!

1) I probably average about 5. Since many of the cards I send are for birthdays, it varies a lot between months.

2) I mail most of them but deliver a few in person.

3) I'm a student, so price is a factor at times (sometimes I substitute a note on plain paper, but never a commercial card). I also make my own cards when I have time.

mallardtoo said...

I normally give 5-7 cards in any given month, sometimes more.
I always, always mail my cards. Nothing brings a smile quicker than a personal piece of mail in your mailbox.
In the past, I never thought of personal cards for everyday usage, but I will now!

My Jewelry by Dee said...

I send three to five cards a month.

I do both! Send throughthe mail and hand deliver!

I make some of my own cards. Nothing like what is posted here!

missficklemedia.com said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? 2
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? Mail
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? I always think I will create my own but then I run out of time!

Sabreena said...

On average I give about 1 or 2 cards a month, and mail them to family or friends. I try to buy as many handmade cards as I can...the reason why I wouldn't buy handmade cards would be that I made one myself. :)

Thanks for the entry to win!

Anita said...

This is my first visit to estygreetings. So far I love your site! Here are my answers:
1. Average 4-5 per month
2. Usually mail my cards
3. I have never had the opportunity to purchase handmade cards since I make all my own cards. If I saw a handmade card I loved I would definitely buy it.

Christina said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month?
It's usually just for special occasions and holidays, unless something unfortunate happens.

2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person?
The cards I make are delivered in person. I don't have many people to send them to.

3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?
I have bought a few from my friend when I didn't have the time to make them myself. I love making cards.

Mama Stone said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month?
A: 1 or 2, I don't know too many people

2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person?
A: It depends on who they are going to. I hand-deliver locally, but otherwise I post them

3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?
A: If I were too short on fundage, I would make one myself.

althena12 said...

I am completely new to the team so I hope I can stay up with all you enthusiastic card makers.
1. I normally send out 2-3 of my cards every month , mostly for birthdays..
2. I mail them

3. I have so many of my own cards I try to think of reasons to give them away and therefore do not buy many.

cardwear said...

1. I typically send 3-5 cards per month.
2. I mostly mail the cards I send. Occasionally, I get to hand deliver one!
3. I make my own cards, but I would rather purchase a handmade card than a mass-produced card from a store. I have been tempted by many of the wonderful cards on Etsy!

Marie Patterson said...

1- I send about 3 or 4 cards a month
2- I usually mail cards
3- I love handmade cards

Elena said...

1. I give about 2-3 cards and send 1-2
2. Depend on where the person is, if it in my town - i will give it personally.
3. No reasons not to buy.

Elena
http://www.lenkart.com

Knitted Gems said...

1) Excluding the month of December where I send close to 70 handmade cards out, I typically send on average 5 cards per month. Almost all the cards I send are handmade. Exceptions are made for "Thank you" cards, since my sister keeps me well stocked with store-bought ones.

2) ALWAYS mail. If I see the recipient in person, s/he will recieve two cards.

3) I must admit that I don't tend to buy "scrapbook" or "collage" cards that often because some look "too" handmade. I like my cards to still look professional. So, I gravitate towards printed artwork cards, photo cards, and letterpress cards. Of course, I make exceptions when I come across a card I love, especially one with a retro design.

Craft_mom said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? 1-2
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? I mail them because the people aren't local to me.
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? I make my own.

Leah said...

1)2-5 every month...and plan on giving more this year.
2)YES. i love getting mail, so why not let someone else feel that joy
3)i make my own, therefore they are readily available.

Tennsley said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? Typically about 1 or 2.
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? I mail them if its long distance, if local I hand deliver them.
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? Nope, I love handmade cards! :-) ♥

Simi said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? TWO
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? MAIL
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?EXPENSIVE!!!

Soapy Blessings said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? I seldom give cards to folk because I have a tough time finding what I want and how to say it. (BAD ME!). So, I'd have to say perhaps 3-5 times a year :(
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? When I do give cards, it is usually a combination of both, depending on how far away the person is located.
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? OK, call me ignorant, but up until a few months ago, I didn't even know that I could buy handmade cards until I got on etsy. (became a member late last summer) From what I've seen on etsy, I will probably always and forever buy cards handmade from now on! I don't make my own cards and generally don't like the ones in the stores. So, honey, I've found my place to shop for cards :)

Trish

Mathia Family said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? I send one to each house in our family with updated photos of our daughter - 8
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person? I mail half and deliver half.
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards? Nope, that is all I send!

LotusTree said...

1) How many cards (handmade or otherwise) do you typically give in a month? 2 or 3
2) Do you mail the cards you purchase, or deliver them in person?
Mostly hand deliver.
3) Are there any reasons that you might not purchase handmade cards?
Nope, I love handmade cards.

Patricia said...

i send about 3-4 cards a month

i mail them as i like to get mail

i like the card that are blank on the inside and have an everyday painting or picture on the front

a-b said...

1. How many do I give a month? Ooh, three or four. At least.
2. I end up mailing both cards (either US or interoffice!), but some are hand-delivered to my close peeps.
3. A reason why I might not purchase a handmade card... well, there was this one time that I found some that I loved at a craft fair and the vendor took cash only. And I was out. So basically not having any money would be the only reason I wouldn't...

windycindy said...

Hi, What a wonderful contest! I give on the average around 2 a month and always hand deliver them. I enjoy making the cards and I know the people I give them to love a hand made card. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lyndsay said...

1. I send 4-5 handmade cards each month. Any excuse to send fun pretty snail mail to friends and family will work for me. Months with holidays are different...Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. bumps the total to 20-25 each month. Whew.

2. Since my husband and I recently moved to a new area I almost always mail the cards. Slowly as I meet more friends I'll deliver them in person and/or leave them on doorsteps. Can't wait!

3. I typically make my own cards but have no problem buying homemade cards from others. I suppose the main reason why I might not purchase a card is because the price is too high.

Thank you!

Skirmante said...

1. i send anywhere from two to thirty cards very month, busiest months of course, before christmas. all my family is in europe. a lot of friends, too. all birthdays, anniversaries, achievements are celebrated with cards. besides, theres a "i miss you" cards. use those A LOT.
2. mail. definitely mail. i can't go to london, vilnius or berlin every time.
3. greeting cards are like shoes-you dont know what you are looking for untill you see it. and then it calls out to you. so no, there is no reason why i would not buy or use hand made cards if they "call out" to me.

acaligurl said...

1. 3-6
2. i usually mail... its fun to get something other than a bill in the mail!!
3. no

Bella Rose Creations said...

1) I send about 2-3
2) Depends on who they are going to. Sometimes I mail them others I hand them to someone
3) I typically make my own...but handmade is best!

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