What is “More Meaningful Gifts”? It’s the name of a forum thread on Etsy.com, the site where I sell my handmade and vintage stuff. I have been a regular participant on this thread for two years–I was one of the original members, one of only three people who have been there the whole time.
Anyway, “More Meaningful Gifts” is a Buy-and-Replace sort of ongoing game. You buy an item from someone on “the list” (which usually is about 30 shops) and your shop replaces theirs on the list. This month the list owner, Dorana, has launched an anniversary game in which participating members do various things to accumulate points. The shop with the most points at the end of the game wins a big prize of a bunch of gift certificates (donated by us!). I know it sounds complicated, but it’s really not and it’s so much fun. The people on this list are like family to me now, even though I’ve only met one of them in person.
So if you are an Etsy person, stop on by the thread and say hello! And maybe buy onto the list and join the fun. Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6622259&page=1. Tell them Kara sent you and I’ll get a few points. Not that I have a prayer of winning. There are some very ambitious and energetic people on this list who are already way ahead of me.