halloween

Handpicked Halloween 2017: 13 spooky specimens from creative businesses on Etsy

Shop small for Halloween and support independent businesses. I've conjured up 13 spooky specimens that you can find on Etsy for a hauntingly happy Halloween - all treats, no tricks!

Candelabra table lamp & image by  BootsNGus on Etsy.

Candelabra table lamp & image by BootsNGus on Etsy.

Click through the images for more info and/or to purchase from Etsy sellers directly.

Handpicked Halloween

Find even more Halloween finds, visit my Handpicked Halloween Pinterest board.

Will you be celebrating Halloween? What's your favourite thing to do? Let us know in the comments below!

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Freshen up your Etsy listings post-Halloween! Etsy tips for shops that mean business!

Illustration by Heidi Burton

Illustration by Heidi Burton

Just a reminder to freshen up your Etsy shop post-Halloween! Re-title and re-tag your Halloween listings to make them more evergreen... (or ever-orange?) For example the above image used to be a Halloween journal and is now an "Thanksgiving planner. Autumn pumpkin notebook. Grey Moleskine journal for Fall, with orange pumpkins illustration. Notebook, journal or gift."

You could market some items for Thanksgiving Day in the USA (November 24th 2016). More info on Thanksgiving here.

If your products and listings are overwhelmingly screaming Halloween and cannot be convincingly marketed as autumnal, it might be a good idea to either offer them at a discount or deactivate those listings until next year, because everybody - IT'S CHRISTMAS. 

Don't forget to weed out Halloween references in your descriptions and look out for any listings where you selected the occasion as Halloween in the drop down lists when creating the listing!

Hope you had a:

Illustration by Heidi Burton

Illustration by Heidi Burton