International Internet Day

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Where would we be without the internet? It’s so useful and handy to be a “click away” from whatever you need to accomplish. We want to celebrate this day by asking all of you to tell us about any memorable moments online.

Alicia from AliciasFindings says I love to read and was excited when I found kindle online. I do like the feel and smell of a real book,but its just as much fun to read online. You can find all the same genres you love to read, but no need to go to the library or bookstore (if you don’t want to).

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 said my favorite thing on the internet is the NORAD Santa Tracker…it is so much fun for me, even as an adult. I really feel like I need to go to bed before Santa hits my country.

Leisure Arts Santa’s Great Book Counted Cross Stitch

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit states we have combined our efforts to combat the single use disposable bottle by purchasing a personalized travel mug with the battle for the internet and joined Etsy in advocating for Net Neutrality with our Net Neutrality Personalized Travel Mugs. Stay hydrated, social justice warriors, we need you now more than ever!

Etsy sellers support the basic principle of net neutrality and have voiced our opinion that the internet should be safeguarded. We encourage policymakers to adopt clear rules that allow any business, including micro-entrepreneurs, to compete on an even playing field online.

From Etsy: “The Internet is built on the principle of openness. For the price of an Internet connection, anyone can spread new ideas or start a business — even spark a new industry. It is this democratic access that makes the Internet so revolutionary. It is what allows Etsy sellers to compete with much bigger and more established brands. It is what allowed Etsy to grow from a tiny company in a Brooklyn apartment to a global platform that hosts over one million sellers worldwide.” Learn more at www.etsy.com/advocacy/net-neutrality

Net Neutrality Stainless steel travel mug

Cindy from Cynhumphrey says for me, the internet is where I found my husband! If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be where I am today and most likely would be known as someone else. Thank goodness though that I got to experience that 20 years ago instead of in today’s time when everyone has to be so careful on the internet!

So, in celebration, let’s toast another 20 years of true love!

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zizzybob from zizzybob said I joined several social media sites, back when I started my Etsy shop, in hopes of using them for self promotion. I read an article about Pinterest that said you should post some personal things not just items from your shop, to try to engage your audience. I created a board showing some of my favorite pictures from my family’s annual Disney vacation. One of my favorites is this one of my granddaughter,

This one pin went viral. It ended up on many, many websites in all sorts of languages with tons of likes and comments. Disney world was also thrilled and ended up giving us free passes.

Child Health Day

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

It’s Child Health Day on 1st October. When a child is ill, we may not always be able to ease their discomfort but, if we can bring out a smile or a giggle, we’ve helped a little. The Christmas in July team would like to share what they have in their shops that would make a child happy.

In the USA, Child Health Day is held on the first Monday of October, elevating the public’s knowledge and interest in children’s health.

Gari Anne from BeadLoversKorner says

Little girls love jewelry and this bracelet with a kitty cat and cute paw print beads is colorful and will put a smile on her face! She can then enjoy collecting charm beads to add to the bracelet making it a special and meaningful bracelet for her to wear.
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Cat Bracelet for Girls

Alicia from AliciasFindings says

I agree little girls love jewelry! They love Santa and Christmas even more so, which makes this necklace/earring set a real hit! Mom can even buy one so it’s a mommy & me set.
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Red Glittery Holiday Jewelry Set

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says

When teeth need to come out ….. the tooth fairy could bring this little treat and brighten their day.

 

Tooth fairy zipper pull

A great necklace to cheer up any little girl!

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Christmas Necklace for Girls

Future Of The Etsy Christmas In July Team

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join me in welcoming the Etsy Christmas In July leaders who have graciously stepped forward to be Co-Captains of the team! Alicia of AliciasFindings and Mairi of mairisdesigns! Please take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

I have enjoyed being the Captain of the team for the past 5 years! It is time for me to move on! I leave you in Alicia’s and Mairi’s capable hands! They are up to speed on what we have accomplished over the years and I look forward to see where they take the team next!

Enjoy your journey!

Michelle-

Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2018 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2018 to all and to all a good night.

Thank you

Thank you to all the Etsy Christmas In July team members who participated this year.

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders spent the past year working hard behind the scenes for the Christmas In July 2018 event!

I would like to take a moment to thank the Christmas In July leaders! Please visit their shops!

Alicia from AliciasFindings

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox

Cindy from Cynhumphrey

Lisa from SpoiledFelinesArt

Mairi from mairidesign

Megha from byTheArtBug

The blog contributors wrote great blog articles during #EtsyCIJ 2018!

Thank you for joining us on Monday July 9th for the #CIJParty 2018.

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Schedule

Here was the schedule of our events!

July 1st – Welcome To Etsy Christmas In July 2018 – #EtsyCIJ 2018
July 2nd – CIJ Team & Wandarrah Team Cross Promotion
July 3rd – Must Have Stocking Fillers
July 4th – Red, White And Blue
July 5th – Favorite Holiday Recipes
July 6th – A CIJ Year In Review
July 7th – Holiday Goals
July 8th – What Makes Christmas Special
July 9th – #CIJParty 2018
July 10th – Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2018 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Social Media

Please continue to use the hashtag #EtsyCIJ on social media!

We are ready with social media for a fantastic holiday 2018 season!

Facebook
www.facebook.com/EtsyChristmasInJuly

Instagram
www.instagram.com/etsychristmasinjuly/

Pinterest
pinterest.com/etsycij/

Twitter
twitter.com/EtsyCIJ

What Makes Christmas Special – Conclusion – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

We spent the day hearing from a few of our team members, here on our blog, during our Etsy Christmas In July What Makes Christmas Special?

Our #EtsyCIJ team is international and it has been wonderful to read how we each celebrate Christmas and holiday time.

Please join me as we conclude the #CIJWhatMakesChristmasSpecial

Here are the participating featured members we shared with you today:

1. Alicia from AliciasFindings
2. spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt  
3. mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2
4. Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann
5. Arlene and Gabriel Pitts from GoodThingsSmallBoxes
6. Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJWhatMakesChristmasSpecial!

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What Makes Christmas Special: AliciasFindings – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

What makes Christmas special? – Alicia from AliciasFindings 

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1. What makes Christmas special to you?

Spending time with family and friends is what makes Christmas special for me. I love to go out to eat with friends and share some time together as our gifts to each other.

2. How do you make Christmas as special to others?

I love to help my family with anything they need. I will help with food prep or even wrapping packages. I also try and get them gifts they have asked for.

3. What are three words that best describe Christmas to you?

Family, food and fun!

4. What are you most looking forward to for Christmas 2018?

I am hoping that my uncle can come for Christmas this year as he had to miss last year. I am also looking forward to all kinds of good food.

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AliciasFindings

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/AliciasFindings

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AliciasFindings

Instagram: www.instagram.com/aliciasfindings

A CIJ Year in Review – Conclusion – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Cindy of Cynhumphrey

We spent the day getting to know a few of our team members during our Etsy Christmas In July Year in Review! Since the #EtsyCIJ team is worldwide we held a virtual #CIJYearInReview “Getting To Know You” right here on our blog!

The Year in Review was held today, July 6th. As I mentioned the team is international and we got to know members from multiple countries!

We wanted to include as many of our talented team members as possible! The participation was fantastic! Our team members are creative shop owners!

Each team member shared some of their background information with us, as well as a little bit about their experience on the Christmas in July team. Please join me as we conclude the #CIJYearInReview!

Here are the participating featured members we shared with you today:

1. Alicia from AliciasFindings
2. Mairi from mairidesign
3. Spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJYearInReview!

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A CIJ Year in Review – AliciasFindings – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Cindy of Cynhumphrey

Let’s Meet Alicia Of AliciasFindings!

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1. Where are you from?

I am from southern NJ. A smallish sized town called Pennsville.

2. How and when did you find the team?

I found the team around 2012 or 2013 shortly after both I and the team came to be on Etsy. I found the team by sheer luck as I was looking for interesting teams to join. I just loved the concept!

3. What about CIJ inspires your craft or you?

CIJ inspires me to make more Christmas themed items. I find myself making more fall colored items,but CIJ gives me a reason to get creative with Christmas themes,but not just reds and greens.

4. Please share any stories you have from your time in CIJ.

I have seen the team thru many different leadership changes as well as directions of the team. I do think having the team be full time with CIJ being its signature event the way to go. One of the best things to happen from joining the team is all the great people I have met from around the world!

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: AliciasFindings

Instagram: aliciasfindings

Pinterest: AliciasFindings

Twitter: AliciasFindings

 

Leader Spotlight: AliciasFindings

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders are an integral part of our success! Each leader brings a different skill set and business experiences to our team! Today I would like you meet leader Alicia from AliciasFindings!

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Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I am an outgoing crafty woman who loves family, friends, nature and reading most of all. I think some of this shows up in my jewelry. My jewelry shop is a mix of trends, my own ideas/patterns as well as others. I have a fondness for mixed media, kumihimo and metal work.

What is your favorite leadership quote?

A leader is one who knows the way,goes the way and and shows the way.

What leader in your life has most influenced you?

I guess that would be my mother. I’ve seen her work ethic and how she leads by example. I do think there are many great leaders out there like; Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, Gandhi and more.

What is your greatest leadership skill and how did you attain it?

I think that would be motivation. I feel if you show others you’re behind them, almost anything can happen.

What leadership skill do you want to achieve and how will you attain it?

The ability to communicate clearer with others. I sometimes feel what I mean to say, gets lost in how I say it.

What are your social media sites?

Facebook: AliciasFindings
Pinterest: AliciasFindings
Instagram: AliciasFindings
Twitter: AliciasFindings

Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 to all and to all a good night.

Thank you

Thank you to all the Etsy Christmas In July team members who participated this year.

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders spent the past year working hard behind the scenes for the Christmas In July 2017 event!

I would like to take a moment to thank the Christmas In July leaders! Please visit their shops!

Alicia from AliciasFindings

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox

Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Lisa from SpoiledFelinesArt

Megha from byTheArtBug

Sheila from BeadyEyedBird

The blog contributors wrote great blog articles during #EtsyCIJ 2017!

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday July 5th for the #CIJParty 2017.

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Schedule

Here is the schedule of our events!

July 1st – Welcome To Etsy Christmas In July 2017 – #EtsyCIJ 2017
July 2nd – CIJ Team & Wandarrah Team Cross Promotion
July 3rd – CIJ Team Leaders
July 4th – #CIJPopUpMarket #1: International Shops
July 5th – #CIJParty
July 6th – #CIJPopUpMarket #2: USA Shops
July 7th – #CIJPopUpMarket #3
July 8th – #CIJPopUpMarket #4
July 9th – Best Photos From the #CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge
July 10th – Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2017

Social Media

Please continue to use the hashtag #EtsyCIJ on social media!

We are ready with social media for a fantastic holiday 2017 season!

Facebook
www.facebook.com/EtsyChristmasInJuly

Instagram
www.instagram.com/etsychristmasinjuly/

Pinterest
pinterest.com/etsycij/

Twitter
twitter.com/EtsyCIJ