Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oh Goody

So one of the highlights of the Handmade Brigade Indie Craft shows is the coveted "Goody Bags" given to the first people to enter the event. The tote bags are filled with promotional items from craft companies like Sublime Stitching,, but mostly from etsy sellers (local, and not-so-local). For the HBOC Holiday Indie Craft show happening Nov. 1st at The Camp (11-5) we are asking all of our fabulous vendors to donate 25 promotional items for the bags! By "promotional items" we mean something that will "promote" your shop. A promotional item could simply be a business card, a 1" button, a coupon, stickers, magnets, candy, or an actual item that you might sell in your shop. What would make someone want to visit your shop online? Pictured below are items donated from etsy sellers for the SPEAKEASY Indie Craft show to give you some ideas of clever ways to promote your shop.

1. Sample of bath product from Lemon Lollipop
2. Coupon and eye color sample from Orglamix
3. Business card and button from The Pinpals
4. Felt strawberry and business card from Softie Cafe
5. Magnet and 1" pin from Down Home Amy
6. Strawberry charms from less apathy. more cake

If you are still unsure about what to donate to the goody bags, or of you aren't a vendor at the HBOC Holiday Indie Craft show but would still like to donate items to promote your shop, please send an email to