Found this on Etsy today. Thought it was brilliant:
I wanted to share an email I created to introduce (and in many cases, re-introduce) Etsy to my friends and family during this upcoming holiday buying season. I encourage you to use this same one - let's bring more people into the handmade movement!
Dear Family and Friends,
With the holidays coming up, we will soon be doing the usual wracking our brains, trying to think of what to get people. This year, I won't be heading to the jam-packed, stress filled mall to buy mass-produced goods. I am going to do all my shopping at home using Etsy!
Etsy is an online marketplace for artists and crafters. You have probably all seen my site:
But did you know that if you are trying to shop for me, I have already made it easy for you? From my site, look to the right hand side of the screen, under my icon, and you will see a link that says, "My Favorites." This will take you to links of items that I have already selected as being something I love. You can also look at a list of sellers I like. You can't go wrong!
Etsy will ask you to create an account before you buy anything, but it's quick and easy and don't worry, they will never send you emails or share your account info. Even better, once you have an account, YOU can start making a list of favorite items too, because I know you are going to find wonderful, amazing things you would like. To do some shopping for yourself, just click on the link at the top of the screen that says "Buy" and you will be taken to a list of categories you can search. Feel free to send me, and others, the links of things you like!
I think you will all love Etsy and find it to be a great way to do not just your holiday shopping, but all your shopping - birthdays, weddings - anything!
Thanks for checking it out!