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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pay It Forward!

It's as cliche as "Seeing is believing!" It's as overused as "What the ....?"
Ok! And you're telling me this because.....?

Call it what you will, there is a growing group of folks on Etsy and I want you to know about it!!
Etsians who believe in offering incredible deals way below cost, to those who want to do the same for others, and create a spirit of good will and nurturing for our businesses!

It gives the shop owner a lot of exposure and it gets some really great handmade items into appreciating hands! The only thing that these shops asks is that when you buy an item, you also offer something to Pay It Forward in your shop!

Here's some items that are featured by beautiful selling souls on Etsy right now!!

FOXY G KNITS

"...where every scarf, shawl and wrap is designed with you in mind – to both complement your style and enhance your comfort. Foxy G. Knits run the gamut from simple ribbon scarves that can be tossed into a weekend bag to beautifully choreographed goddess shawls that can take you all the way to the red carpet! And each item is hand knit with love – from my heart to yours.

Foxy G makes beautiful handknit items. You will want to remember her when you need that very special gift for your girlfriend!!

Twistedstring

Twisted sells great supplies, all at great prices, so you will want to stock up!

I urge you to remember that these hard working sellers need your business too, so please throw an extra item in your cart along with the PIF item! It's good for everyone and you probably have someone else in mind for it anyway!

SunnyDayCreations


SunnyDayCreations has a great shop with very pretty soaps and bath and beauty products.

She also has a huge pif (pay it forward) inventory, which is so wonderful and generous!

The prices on items in these shops is so reasonable anyway, that you can buy a regular item, and with the Pay It Forward item, it will be like 2 for 1 !!! Heck, you can get a basket full of soaps at a bargain! So, go help a handmade crafter, buy local even to go green, and spread the joy!

REMEMBER, by accepting a pay it forward item you are making a pledge to perform a random act of kindness for someone else.

Here are just a few more Pay It Forward shops and items! There are sooo many shops that it would take me hours to list them all, so please search for "pay it forward" or "pif" to view them all!!

Moonshadowdesigns
SunnydazeBoutique
Businessminded
Dolphindaze
PlunkettDesigns

Chileandreamer

Thebearfootshaman
Ferrytales2000
Weedesigns
JacquiJCrochet
crochet18banner
grigiodesigns
artandsoulgallery
kokovanilladesigns
snookybootzi
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely article on paying it forward, and thank you for taking part in paying it forward in your shop. Paying it forward can become almost addictive; having a bad day - pay it forward; feeling blue - pay it forward; feeling terrific - pay it forward. May what you generously put out into the universe come back to you many times over.

    www.foxygknits.etsy.com
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