Happy Birthday by the book!
One year ago today I listed the first item in my little Etsy shop, a set of three stamped dragonfly magnetic bookmarks:
My first sale came six days later, and after I finished jumping up and down I was off and running. I started the shop with the idea and plan of selling different styles of bookmarks (hence the name "by the book"), but then I wanted to offer more. As of today I have expanded into note cards, garlands, gift tags, magnets, and fabric items, with more things planned (of course). In August, I set myself a goal of 100 sales by the end of the first year. I very, very nearly made it, sitting at 96 sales as I write this, which is pretty darn close and way closer than I actually thought I would be.
An unexpected benefit of having an Etsy shop and being part of that community is the friendships I have made with people that I have never even met! I have enjoyed getting to know people, chatting and sharing and trading with other sellers, custom order customers, team members.....it's been a lot of fun.
So to celebrate and thank you all for tuning in with me through my first shop year, I've decided to have a giveaway! What can I win, you ask? One lucky reader will win a set of my new flat stationery cards. There are currently four designs in my shop, but there may be more before the giveaway is over, so you'll just have to check back!
Along with a set of cards, you will also win your choice of new Valentine's bookmarks, either in red or in purple:
Keep them for yourself or give them as a gift!
In order to enter please leave a comment telling me you'd like to win! Simple!
But, you can also do one or more of the following (leave a comment for each one, please!):
1. You can visit my shop and favorite it.
2. You can visit my shop and favorite an item..
3. You can follow my blog (Up there at the top on the left! I'm so close to 200- I'd love to hit that mark!)
4. Tweet, pin on Pinterest, or blog about this giveway and leave me a link (one for each).
Please leave me a way to get in touch with you, too!
And just because I'm feeling so proud to have made it to one year, I'm also offering you, my dear blog readers, free shipping on any purchase from the shop with coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY.
Good luck to those who enter, and thanks for celebrating with me!
*Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada residents and will close on Thursday, January 19 at midnight Eastern time. Winner will be announced Friday, January 20 here on the blog. Please check back to see if you've won!