I love all things Christmas and so when I can marry my hobby with my addiction, great!
Since I am now trying to sell my glass pieces through Etsy, I decided to make some Christmas/Holiday plates and candles hoping that I was not the norm and people would buy them. I later noticed that not a lot of people are creating Christmas specific items and especially fused glass.
The Teams/Forums in Etsy are quite good and so I posed the question to them on whether or not it made sense to make Christmas specific items and would people buy them. Most people responded that they tend to shy away from making such items because in the past they just haven’t sold that well. They do sell such items if they are part of a Christmas Bazaar though. So this leads me to believe that when people go shopping online, they are looking for gifts for others that are year round or personal items, and not holiday decorations or use only at Christmas time items.
I guess this year will be an interesting test. I am still waiting for that big surge to my sales, so first I am hoping that holiday shopping will increase my sales. And second, assuming I get sales, then it will be interesting to see if any of them are Christmas-themed.
The good thing is if no one buys them, then I can either save for next year or use myself. Probably the latter to feed my Christmas addiction!
Do any of you buy Christmas specific items online?
Here is my latest Christmas plate which I dubbed The Christmas Quilt.