I absolutely ADORE making cards for loved ones and really enjoy selling them to support my habit as well on Etsy, but there is one aspect about selling these cards that has pros and cons – the seasonal aspect. What do I mean by this?
While I love making cards for seasonal purposes to sell in my shop – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – I feel a little pressure to make sure that my shop is well-stocked with these types of cards, but then I don’t feel as though I always have time to make the FUN cards. I really enjoy making birthday, just because, love, congrats, anniversary, and hi/hello types of cards. I made a goal to also keep other types of cards like “in sympathy”, thinking about you, some religious cards, new baby, etc… in my shop as well.
With so many different holidays approaching and the requests for especially Christmas card SETS, I don’t feel like I can take the time to make these other cards I enjoy. LOL…Does that make sense or does it sound just totally silly? Don’t get me wrong – I do enjoy making the seasonal items also, but at the same time, I feel as though it somehow takes me away from making the ones I enjoy. The result? I don’t really make any because when I sit down to create, I feel this struggle – to create for business or pleasure. How messed up am I?? LOL!!