Twas the night before Christmas, when all through etsy land
All sellers were so tired that they hardly could stand.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
Hoping that St Nicholas (or the sales fairy) soon would be there.
The Tradeaholics were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of more trades danced in their heads.
And Admin in their cowls, and the rest in their caps,
Figured no more Christmas sales so time for some naps.
When from the chat rooms there arose such a clatter,
I quickly logged in to see what was the matter.
Away to the chat room I flew like a flash,
But was met with the hamster I wanted to bash.
So off to the forums I decided to go,
Everyone there would be in the know.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But everyone on etsy sharing Christmas cheer.
Hearts were given, so many and quick,
I knew etsians were filled with the spirit of St Nick.
More rapid than eagles all shops joined in,
And not to join in would have been a great sin!
There’s jewelry! And purses! And holiday fluff!
There’s pottery! And vintage! And all sorts of paper stuff!
There’s clothing and baked goods! And art for your wall!
Now twitter it! Blog it! Facebook it all!
As buyers and sellers came together with joy,
The threads were topics all could enjoy.
With no threads to be closed and no calling out
The etsy community knew what Christmas was all about.
All showcases were available to celebrate the season,
Trust me on this – I’m really not teasin’.
In alchemy all bids were accepted – every one!
And the CPSIA rules had to be followed by none.
The front page, it made everyone happy,
With a variety of items that were cool, not sappy.
The Featured Seller was all of us – but how?
That’s just the magic of Christmas I’m telling you now.
The avatars, how they twinkled! The banners how merry!
Everything was so festive and cute like a kawaii cherry!
Treasury and Treasury West were open to all,
Everyone on etsy was having a ball!
Even Paypal charged no fees on this festive night,
And regretsy was no where, no where in sight.
The owls from the front page hooted with glee
And the gift guides were filled with all things shiny!
I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas gift to all of you,
As I have met so many wonderful people I never before knew.
And I would like to exclaim, with all of my might,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
by Kathy Jo Bohlke aka readingbunky
happy holidays, all!!!!!! xoxoxo