Here is my invitation to you: design an item of your craft and style that is either inspired by, created for, or depicting one of these celebrations. I will highlight some of these (and the Etsy shops they come from!) in the article. Send a magazine-quality photo, description of your item, and your Etsy seller name to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 13th to be featured in the article. You'll need to list it in your Etsy shop closer to the date of the article's publication so the article links to your item. In addition to being featured in the article, one submitted entry will receive a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop! The winner of this fabulous giveaway will be posted on February 18th, and the digital gift certificate will be mailed to them that night.
Anything can be submitted: from photos of street celebrations, to masks, to funky costume jewelry, to celebration-themed ceramics, to pillows, to clothes! You are all creative people!!! Use that creativity to highlight a celebration seen around the world and contribute to the greatness that is Etsy and handmade!
And to non-Etsy sellers, I am also looking for your magazine-quality photos from celebrations around the world to feature in the body of the article! Send them to me by February 13th to be included in the article; you will also be entered in the drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to my shop!
So, get cracking on your beautiful items and spread the word! This is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure for your shop and increase Etsy's international appeal!! I look forward to seeing your entries, which I'll also post on my blog!