Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I have recently been thinking of doing a gift exchange of some kind. I love putting together and sending out care packages. I get to do that a little with my Etsy shop but want to do something a little more with the idea. I LOVE receiving mail.
Recently I partook in Jodi's really fun postcard swap this Summer. I just loved it when the post cards came in the mail, each one a pleasant surprise! My friend Juli has sent me quite a few wonderful little packages filled with gifts, I actually just received one today! She gifted me a pack of film that is no longer made. A true precious sentiment and physical gift! I got so happy when I saw her name on the packaging and elated when I opened it! I think it'd be so fun to establish a network of giving to do just this!
I think it's a good idea but don't know how to get the ball rolling in practice. I thought of possibly doing a really fun print exchange. There are dozens of people on Flickr I would love to trade prints with (that is assuming they'd like anything in stream) but don't know how to approach it.
What do you guys think? A gift / print exchange? Would you participate?
In a perfect world my Etsy would be completely free. I wish there was actually a website for commerce where you could set your items for sale with the "pay as much as you'd like" approach. You could set suggested prices but let someone purchase for what they can afford. I've seen bands do this with music and this is a business model that would make me feel great about selling my goods! Does anyone know if something like this exists?