Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Anniversary-To Me! and a Giveaway

Last Friday was my one year Anniversary of my first Etsy sale. That night I made my 230th sale. Now I'm at 250 and counting!

To celebrate I am doing a fun spring giveaway. If you win, you can choose 100 paper crosses or bunnies in any color you would like. Here are some examples:

We will do it the old fashioned way with comments since some of you had trouble with Rafflecoptor last time. I'll keep this simple.

There are 2 ways to enter but each person could have up to 8 entries:

1. Tell me your favorite thing about Easter.
2. Tweet or Pin an item from my shop. (This can be done daily for up to 7 entries.)

I will choose a winner using random.org next Tuesday. You can leave comments to enter until 10 PM Central time Tuesday March 20th. Please leave your email address or Etsy shop name in your comments so I have a way to contact you. Thanks!


  1. The part in the Easter story where Mary thinks Jesus is the gardener. I cry with empathy and delight nearly every time I read it. Coloring eggs and the Easter egg hunt in our back yard with my grandchildren in our backyard is always a great deal of fun!

    Your darling rainy day gift tags have been favorited and tweeted!

  2. Hi there I won't be entering the giveaway but congratulations on your etsy-versary and those bunnies are super sweet. Someone printed off 20 identical pictures of bunnies at school yesterday - she only really wanted two.
    So I stuck them all over the wall in my room. I am hoping that tomorrow the kids notice and ask me where they came from so I can say "look what happens when you leave two rabbits together overnight" hahaha

  3. I love the whole resurrection of Jesus story and although we are to live it everyday it comes more alive at Easter. I love the symbol of renewel that flows over to the flowers and grass and trees greening up. My fondest memory would be dressing myself and my two girls up in their Easter finest. They are both married with daughters now so the tradition goes on!
    I tweeted this item from your shop....

  4. Our church has a "sonrise" service...it is in quotes because it happens past sunrise and for the spelling. We then go back to the church building and have a breakfast together. It is so special to remember the JOY of the resurrection together with our church family.

  5. The fact that the Lord sent His only son to die on the cross for my sins is such a great gift of mercy. It is so undeserved, but He did it anyway! I love the pretty pastel colors, and seeing children dressed up so sweet.

  6. I grew up in a church that sang hymns and our church we joined 2 years ago also sings hymns. I love the Easter hymns like "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" and "He lives" to name a few. Such joy and triumph knowing my Savior died for me and lives today!


  7. Happy Etsyversary!! I love the JOY of the day. I think of the sorrow the disciples had that became rejoicing on Sunday morning. Christ the Lord is risen...we serve a risen Savior!

  8. It's hard to pick a favourite part of the Easter story. I was just reading it recently and empathizing with the disciples in their sadness and confusion after Christ's death. Then after they saw Him again in person and saw him go up into Heaven, they were full of joy. I was thinking of how much their lives had changed in the past days, but that now they 'got it'... they understood and they were so happy.

  9. I love this part in the Easter Bible readings: )

    John 20: 7- as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.
    Why is this scripture so very meaningful? I am glad you asked: )
    In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand little bit about Hebrew culture of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy was familiar with this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, I’m done. However, if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table because………
    The folded napkin meant, ‘I’m coming back!’
    He is Coming Back!
    O’ Happy Day!!

  10. Thanks everyone! The giveaway is open worldwide!

  11. I love the Easter Sunday service -- the special music and worship -- and the celebration of the resurrection.
    It's great that it's not so commercialized as Christmas is.

  12. I'm glad I read the comments - I love the Jewish tradition of the folded napkin.

    Congratulations on your etsyversary, Crystal and your wonderful sales record. I'm being very careful about my grammar because I'm writing this for a teacher. How did I do?

  13. thanks for popping by my blog :) lovely cute giveaway ♥

  14. Congratulations to you dear Crystal.


  15. Thank you to everyone who entered!