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~ Papa Benedict XVI

Wednesday, March 16

Catholic Handmade site ("like" Etsy to give a vague idea)

Below is a note from Jessica.  We are members of several of the same yahoo groups.  I have checked out the site and find it to be a very interesting idea. I am very much looking forward to seeing how it all pans out...both as a buyer and possibly a seller (eventually...one can hope right?)  So please take a few minutes to check it out....maybe take a couple of thier surveys...become a follower....it appears a worthwhile endeavor to support. And please pass the information on!

There is a new Catholic site starting soon - to buy and sell handmade items, artwork, etc. It is designed to be a truly safe place for Catholics to shop online for quality items, without any chance of "funny business" showing up. You can see more about it here:

http://catholichandmade.net  (which redirects to the blog until the site is ready http://shopcatholicartists.blogspot.com )

Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Handmade-Artists/125038687569045?ref=ts

The projected start date is September 1, but they are looking for some input from the type of people who might buy from this sort of site --- buyers-only (not potentially selling) to take two *short* surveys. You do NOT have to experience purchasing on Etsy, Artfire, Zibbet, Ebay, etc - in fact, a mix of experiences is sought (little, lots, or none at all!).

Following are the two links to the two surveys:



Please forward the above links to anyone you think might be interested.

Now, if you think you might be interested in joining as a seller, the blog has information on that too.

Thank you all so much and God bless!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing this around! We are making good progress and are looking forward to have it all up and running around the 1st of September (keep checking our blog for updates!).

While the surveys are "officially" closed - as long as the links are active, they can still be taken and everyone's feedback will be considered.

Thank you again!