We had the real honor of being interviewed by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Teresa Lindeman for her profile of 3 Pittsburgh Etsy shop owners (like our own Etsy shop here) about our holiday shopping season preparations just a couple of weeks ago. She was super lovely and fun to talk to on a bright Monday morning, and brought photographer Larry Roberts to our studio along as well.
Imagine our surprise when the article received the coveted slot on the front page of the Sunday edition Business section with Allison printing away! The profile is a cool, in-depth look into how sites like Etsy are shaping business, craft, and handmade into a growing sector of the American economy by fostering the handmade, maker movement.
Also profiled are Sara Baldauff of CraftySara and Kathy Hartman of Sparkle City Jewelry. You can read the entire article here at the Pittsburgh post-Gazette’s website.
Yes, I know that it’s the day before Halloween, I really do. (And I couldn’t be more excited for one of my favorite Holidays!)
But for those in both the online selling and shipping game, as well as the millions and millions of us that love to shop online, there is one day of the year that is quietly special. And that is the day that the USPS publishes their Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates and Guidelines for getting our brown paper packages tied up with strings out of our festively decked doors and into the mailstream for our customers.
So without further ado, here are the USPS 2013 Holiday Shipping Dates for every territory and level of shipping available whether it be a leisurely First Class or super speedy Global Express.
To ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages, please refer to the below chart to make sure that your items arrive by December 25th. (Click for a larger version.) And don’t forget, this year Hanukkah begins in the evening of Wednesday, November 27, 2013 and ends in the evening of Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Cheers to all!
Come see strawberryluna this weekend in Lambertville, NJ for the 32nd Annual Shad Festival – Saturday April 27th & Sunday 28th from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm both days.
Admission to Shad Festival is FREE and open to public. Beautiful & historic Lambertville, NJ is just across the Delaware River from beautiful & historic New Hope, PA.
80 of the region’s finest artists and handmade crafters will be in attendance vending and showing their work, featuring everything from art, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, apparel, accessories, home décor and more! We will bring lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Test Prints, Lunch Bags and more. And, we’ll be vending right along next to Allison’s mom, Mamoucha Soaps too.
The Lambertville, NJ Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds.
There are also cooking demonstrations both days, lots of family fun activities can be found throughout the event, live musical performances and lots more. On Saturday, The Delaware River Basin Commission will be teaching the public about how to test water quality at Lewis Island.
For a full list of activities, directions, and more info about the 2013 Shad Festival and the accompanying arts festival click here for the Shad Festival website.
Hope to see you there!