Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Relief for Haiti in my Etsy Shop

I have finally found the time to open my etsy shop back up, and I wanted to do something special in the process. Contributing to the disaster relief efforts in Haiti is something I really wanted to do, so I created a section in my shop dedicated to this purpose. If you purchase any of the items in this section, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders- a team of physicians who travel to areas of crisis and provide emergency medical care. They currently have an inflatable hospital set up in Haiti, where they are working wonders every day.

You may be curious as to what kind of things you will find in my new "Relief for Haiti" section. Well, friends, I will show you.


Clockwise from top left: Vintage Key Necklace- $11, Rainbow Bracelet with Vintage Charms- $8, Murano Glass Earrings with Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver- $10, Imagine Bookmark- $4, Fossilized Coral Wire-wrapped Pendant- $10.

If you're like me and you've been deeply affected by the situation in Haiti, this would be a great opportunity to donate to the relief efforts and end up with a lovely item in the process. I've even come up with some ideas for how you might put your purchase to good use.

(1.) Keep it for yourself, the most obvious choice. It doesn't feel so indulgent to treat yourself to something new when you know that your money went straight to charity.
(2.) Give the Murano Glass Earrings as a gift at a birthday party, baby shower, or bridal shower.
(3.) Use the Imagine Bookmark to find your spot when you're reading a wonderfully impossible fantasy story.
(4.) Purchase the Fossilized Coral Pendant, mention in the "notes to seller" box when you check out that you'd like to have it made into a keychain (free of charge), and give it to the history buff in your family for Father's Day.
(5.) Wear the Vintage Rainbow Bracelet with your favorite 80's inspired outfit.
(6.) For the fellas- buy the Vintage Key Necklace and give it to your sweetie for Valentine's day. Tell her it's the key to your heart. Watch her swoon and graciously receive the hundreds of kisses she'll plant all over your face.

I promised that I'd be sharing the rest of my vacation photos in this post, but it would appear that I lied. I hope you'll forgive me, because I just thought this was much more important. I will definitely come through with my promise in the next post, and I've got pictures of our new house to show you too! Until then, I'd love to know how these recent events have affected you. Did you rediscover how precious and fragile life is? Perhaps you've heard of a wonderful organization or charity. And maybe you know of other etsy sellers and companies who are participating in the relief efforts. I'd love for you to tell me about them! I hope you're all having a wonderful, safe weekend filled with lots of smiles. :-)

20 comments:

one gal's trash said...

Thanks for stopping by and joining the OGTP movement. Wonderful wedding photos, congratulations!
Pam

Rose said...

Hi Holly, Its nice to hear from you again. I hope your job and married life are going really well for you. Im so excited to see the photos!
Such a generous idea you have set up in your shop there, hopefully you will have lots of sales to contribute to the cause.

Rose

DancingMooney ♥ said...

You are so sweet Holly! I only wish I had some cash to spare right now!

I can't wait to see new pics of your house, and I hope your teaching gig is going well. Can't wait to see/hear more when you have the time miss married girl, you!!
:D

xoxo!

Jenn said...

What a fantastic idea!

Robin Thomas said...

Great Holly!

OliveStreetStudio said...

what a great idea....such a tragedy - i like your ideas too!

alexkeller said...

oh, i like the fossilized coral! and what a great cause, Holly - you're the best

Holly Hall said...

Wonderful, Holly!

Can't wait to see the new house!

Audrey said...

I'll check out your shop. Which soap shop did you purchase from that's donating to Haiti?

Audrey said...

Um - I was going to purchase the bookmark however Etsy said you were unable to receive money? Or maybe it was paypal?

JUST ME said...

Crafty AND charitable.

you are awesome.

Pili said...

That's amazing of you, people willing to donate not only money for their effort and to raise awareness from their business are truly examples!

I can't wait to see the new pics, Holly!!

Heather said...

great items for a great cause!

Jennifer Juniper said...

What a great items you have for Haiti relief in your shop. I hope you sell lots and lots!

Raven said...

That's very nice that you're doing that! I'm sure you will raise a lot for it too. I mean, who wouldn't want to buy your jewelry, Holly? :)~

Paul Wynn said...

Oh wow nice jewelery and its 100% to the Haiti fund? Hmm.. maybe its a good time to make a move for Valentines Day.

Rheea said...

It's really heartwarming to know people who are doing their bit to help the world. Despite being tie down with your busy schedule, you still manage to squeeze out the time and effort to do this, I'm so proud of you buddy! Good luck on the sales! :)

Rheea

devonrose said...

Oh! This is wonderful, what a great idea, you are such a sweetheart:) We've missed you!
xoxo

Jemellia said...

Oh, I want to go there now, right now. Your pictures are gorgeous and it looks like you had a great time! Congratulations!

Jemellia said...

Uhh, that previous comment belongs in the new post, sorry!