Thursday, 29 September 2011

Only 12 Weeks Until Christmas!!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek! is pretty much how I'm feeling about that.

I haven't done any Christmas shopping and knowing how I like to leave things right to the very last minute, I'll probably be rushing around on Christmas eve looking for things to buy my rellies.

But... I have been giving a lot more thought to how I could arrange/change my various online stores to suite the Christmas theme and I've come up with a few ideas.

I though about going Christmas OTT... i.e. Having a Christmas themed banner and avatar and giving my primary pictures a themed border, which will hopefully make them stand out from the rest.

I think I might change up my tags to include words like stocking filler jewelry etc etc.

This will be my first Etsy/ArtFire/NotontheHighStreet Christmas and I'm hoping that between the three venues, I can make a good number of sales!

I have seen some people commenting that there is no point in going all Christmassy until after Halloween, but I don't think people do much gift-giving on Halloween if any at all, and three months is a great run up to Christmas from an SEO/Google point of view.

So..... here's to Christmas!

What do you think? Is it a good idea to start early? What will you be doing differently over the holiday period and when will your campaign begin?



  1. This is my second year in the Etsy world, and last year has been spent learning my way round the internet world. Still a long way to go, but have decided to launch a series of Christmas novelties, which I officially launched at a local charity bazaar today.

    Have so far only made 6, but one has found a home already! Will be listing them on Etsy this week-end, and blogging about them at the same time - so, please visit sometime Sunday and then maybe Couldn't do anything about them today, because I'm shattered!

    Will look out for your changes - and hope they succeed. Cheers.

  2. Isobel, Christmas novelties sound interesting, I have been wondering how I could incorporate a Christmas theme into my rings, but it's a tough one.

    I'll check yours out on Sunday!

    Thanks for sharing :)