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Gifts.

I will add my voice to the chorus: don't buy nothing today.

Buy local. Buy handmade. Buy art.

Buy things where the money you're spending actually goes to the person who created it. Trust me, it could make or break them, or at least help them regain the belief that it's at all possible to scrape by on such an outmoded, impractical thing as one's creative spirit.

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jnanacandra
Nov. 26th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
Huh. It had never occurred to me that the 'buy' buttons weren't obvious - I had spent a fair bit of time trying to make them less annoying! Goes to show how un-objective I am towards it, I guess.

The problem as far as packaging/shipping goes is more of an internal brain issue for me. I get terribly flustered and unhappy when trying to make logistical foo work. (Feel free to ask Andrei for details - it's not pretty.) I have, after much trial, gotten a process down for making, packaging, and shipping prints, but I guess I'm reluctant to go through that again for something different.

You make a good case for reasons to get cards out there, though. I had just been looking at it from the 'low-price-point-item' point of view, not thinking about the additional exposure it might generate. So it might be worth it for multi-packs. I'll consider that.

Unfortunately none of my current designs are really holiday-appropriate. I had designed a solstice card a few years ago, but couldn't round up a way to get it printed, and then lost the design.... (par for the course with me).
queenofhalves
Nov. 26th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
:)

i am a logistical-foo whiz, but sadly it is hard to help with that from 3000 miles away, except in the form of brainstorming. sorry i cannot be of more assistance!

it looks like print-on-demand stuff off the internet has gotten way cheaper, though. one of my artist friends is selling her prints here, and then she doesn't have to deal with any of the printing, packaging, or shipping. there may be something similar out there for cards.

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