Monday, April 04, 2011

Trends - April Showers

Merchandising themes for the month of April will focus on spring, Easter and Mother's Day.  Ideas to include your shop and feature in treasuries this month:
  • April Fools - practical jokes, gag gifts and the sillier side of handmade and vintage.
  • Easter - bright pastel colors, all things Easter (bunnies, rabbits, eggs, baskets, candy and toys), children's spring formal attire and religious mementos
    • Mother's Day - personalized gifts, pampering, jewelry, photo displays, floral arrangements, home decor, artwork and cards celebrating moms
      • Spring - spring cleaning, fashion, spring break, gardening and planting, fresh outlooks, rejuvenation, splashes of light bright colors
        • Gardening and Food - gardening and farming tools, supplies (plant markers, composting solutions, gloves, scrubs, seeds... plantable papers), organic methods, farmers markets, organic meats and dairy, cheese artisans, planting calendars, tips and recipes and vintage industrial farming references
          • Earth Day - eco-friendly products focusing on recycling, repurposing and upcycling, reclaimed and naturally sourced goods, self-sustaining and environmentally-friendly materials, being kind to the earth using renewable sources
            • Fashion - spring and summer attire, lightweight bags and carryalls, sunglasses, swimwear, hair accessories, jewelry and sandals
              • Weddings, Proms, and Celebrations - all things glammed up... dresses, shoes, jewelry, bags, hair, accessories, corsages and make up
                • Graduation and Teacher Gifts - appreciation for teachers and congratulation for graduates
                  • Sun Signs & Birth Stones -Diamond is April's birthstone and April's astrological signs are Aries and Taurus
                    For more information, visit Etsy's Merchanising Desk...


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