Shop Etsy

A Fond Farewell

Aug 28, 2008

by Rokali

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Last week Chris and Haim announced to us that they’re moving on from Etsy. They’ll be at Etsy through the end of this month, sharing their knowledge of Etsy’s systems, network architecture, and all things technical.

We owe so much to these two guys. They have given their lives to Etsy, all the way down to their sleep cycles. It’s been an amazing three years: the team led by Chris, Haim, Jared and Rob built Etsy from an idea in Brooklyn to a global handmade marketplace.

We were immensely fortunate to have had Chris and Haim present at the creation, leading the company’s technical efforts through Etsy’s first three years. Please join us here at Etsy in wishing them many more successes.

Below is a personal note from Chris and Haim to the Etsy community.

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Friends,

The last three years have undoubtedly been the longest and most eventful of our lives. We’d like to thank each and every one of you for enabling us to build Etsy into what it is today. Through many sleepless nights your kind words and commitment to the marketplace kept us going gladly forward. The cookies didn’t hurt, either.

With a heavy heart now we move onto other ventures. We hope to stay in touch with many of you, and we wish the best of luck to our fellow Etsy employees.

– Chris and Haim

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For more information on the business and the people behind Etsy, be sure to read The Long View: Rob & Maria from Etsy founder Rob Kalin and CEO Maria Thomas.

245 comments

  • gemmafactrix

    gemmafactrix said 8 years ago

    Oh, wow! This is a surprise. Good luck wherever you land, guys.

  • excely

    excely said 8 years ago

    :(

  • dragonladydesigns

    dragonladydesigns said 8 years ago

    Aww...bummer! Good luck with your new endeavors!

  • sixhours

    sixhours said 8 years ago

    :( You will both be missed!

  • HeyMichelle

    HeyMichelle said 8 years ago

    We will miss you dudes! *sniff sob sniff*

  • reduxdesigns

    reduxdesigns said 8 years ago

    Sorry to see you go, but wishing you both a great future. Thanks for everything you did to get Etsy going, and for providing me with a place to sell my designs online!

  • sandcookies

    sandcookies said 8 years ago

    ditto to what gemma said - hopefully your next adventure allows you more sleep!

  • thedreamygiraffe

    thedreamygiraffe said 8 years ago

    I second excely's :(

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 8 years ago

    I will miss you guys! Thank you for your sense of humor and for your hard work building this marketplace and community. And yes, :(, indeed.

  • tomatedepingles

    tomatedepingles said 8 years ago

    I wish you both the best! Thanks for all you guys did!

  • neile

    neile said 8 years ago

    WOW! Good luck in the future. Thanks for all the sleepless nights building Etsy.

  • ohsoretro

    ohsoretro said 8 years ago

    It's been real, it's been fun.. Good luck in the future guys! :)

  • SarahSays Admin

    SarahSays said 8 years ago

    Chris and Haim, best of luck in the future. Thank you so much for everything, you are going to be missed. Sarah

  • dancingcircle

    dancingcircle said 8 years ago

    Best wishes in your future goals and projects.

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations said 8 years ago

    All the best to you both wherever you go! You were at the foundation and the blood, sweat, and tears of an amazing thing by creating Etsy, so I am sure whichever venture you begin next will benefit immensely by your involvement!

  • fringe

    fringe said 8 years ago

    I second what everyone else is saying, Chris and Haim. Thank you for dedicating so much of your time and heart to Etsy. I wish you great success and happiness in your new adventures!

  • stellaloella Admin

    stellaloella said 8 years ago

    There are no words to describe how much you are loved and will be missed. Best wishes in everything you pursue in the future. Especially if that future still includes eating Brownstone Fries and pancakes with your Etsy friends.

  • MonkeyDogStudio

    MonkeyDogStudio said 8 years ago

    Good luck guys!

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for making Etsy what it is today. Your efforts will not be forgotten! You'll be missed.

  • ShopClementine

    ShopClementine said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the years of toil that have allowed so many of us to go after our own dreams. I'll always have my "30 hours of data loss" tshirt to remember you by ;-) All the best in your future endeavors!

  • glasshousejewelry

    glasshousejewelry said 8 years ago

    You will both be missed here! I wish you all the very best in the future!

  • knittydirtygirl

    knittydirtygirl said 8 years ago

    Oh my! Keep us updated on your "ventures" Thanks for all of your hard work.

  • PeteCorrie

    PeteCorrie said 8 years ago

    I got one word for you. "Plastics" later dudes!!

  • CROQ

    CROQ said 8 years ago

    We'll miss you guys. Good luck!

  • jimchesters

    jimchesters said 8 years ago

    ;_;

  • sushipot

    sushipot said 8 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you have accomplished during your time with Etsy. May your next adventures be wildly successful (and a bit less stressful)!!

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the waffles and Rock Band! Though I've only known you dudes for a short time, it's been a pleasure. Best of luck!!!

  • electricbluebird

    electricbluebird said 8 years ago

    I wish you both much success and happiness where ever life takes you. Thanks for all of the hard work you've done for etsy. You will be missed!

  • erinelizabeth

    erinelizabeth said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you guys. Thank you for all you have done to build Etsy and for giving us a venue for our creative endeavors. Words can never express my true appreciation.

  • KathrynRiechert

    KathrynRiechert said 8 years ago

    Don't be strangers! Thank you for all you have done to make this site what it is.

  • andymathis

    andymathis said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you.

  • neawear

    neawear said 8 years ago

    Oh, so sad!! Good luck with everything you'll be doing! Don't be strangers :)

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox said 8 years ago

    OMG

  • anda Admin

    anda said 8 years ago

    Good luck, you two. Thanks for starting and building Etsy for us.

  • tqbdesigns

    tqbdesigns said 8 years ago

    Wow- you will be missed for sure! Good luck with whatever your heart desires - I'm sure you will be a success:)..xo

  • treasurefield

    treasurefield said 8 years ago

    Noooo! Me sad now. :( I already miss "the old days" when we might see you two in the forums. Now this. Thanks for all the help, and Happy Trails!!

  • Cathysjewels

    Cathysjewels said 8 years ago

    xoxoxoxox

  • katelynjane

    katelynjane said 8 years ago

    Awww! Well, good luck guys!! All the best for your future adventures and challenges!

  • quirkybags

    quirkybags said 8 years ago

    I'm very anxious to see what the future holds for Etsy. Best of luck to RD and Haim.

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 8 years ago

    Aww, I am so sad. Sorry to see you go! Best of luck and good wishes to both of you!

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox said 8 years ago

    'with a heavy heart'? sounds like they might stay if the conditions were satisfactory?

  • EyePopArt

    EyePopArt said 8 years ago

    What? No more Revolving Dork? No more flaming Haim? This is really sad - the end of an era! Thanks for everything, guys. You have done something amazing that you can be proud of for the rest of your lives. Best of luck in whatever you do!

  • leavesofglass

    leavesofglass said 8 years ago

    i'm sorry to see you both go! i wish you all the best, wherever you are, and thank you for all your crazy hard work on our behalf. xo

  • kfarrell

    kfarrell said 8 years ago

    I will miss you guys like Sweden.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 8 years ago

    This is sad news! :( Thanks for everything you've done for Etsy. Happy Trail~

  • catrocks

    catrocks said 8 years ago

    You both are forever woven into the vibrant fabric that is Etsy. Thank you for everything you've done to make this place so extraordinary. Bon voyage and best of luck!

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations said 8 years ago

    RD, was it because we teased you about being Revolting Dork? Anyone else remember that? LOL

  • muttsywonder

    muttsywonder said 8 years ago

    So sad to see you're going... but wishing you the best in your new ventures!! :D

  • kjbeads

    kjbeads said 8 years ago

    Wow! Just Wow! sad, sad news

  • adubois Admin

    adubois said 8 years ago

    Sad sad sad. Best of luck and thank you!

  • stephaniegibson

    stephaniegibson said 8 years ago

    Thank you for building a great site and all your hard work. Best wishes!

  • parallelbotany

    parallelbotany said 8 years ago

    Wow, a standard two-week notice for leaving a company you founded? That seems so...abrupt. Good luck with your future ventures, fellas...

  • sarawearsskirts

    sarawearsskirts said 8 years ago

    It'll be really strange not seeing you both next Tuesday at the Labs. Best wishes, lots of death breakfast and we'll miss you so much!

  • spaceoddities

    spaceoddities said 8 years ago

    so sad!! good luck to you both!

  • jdryerart

    jdryerart said 8 years ago

    can't wait to see what you do next! Thanks for etsy - it's awesome. :)

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 8 years ago

    I've moved on to many a new venture in my own life, so without questioning or wondering why all I want to do is wish you both the very best. Thanks for helping to build Etsy into what it has become and good luck to you both in your future endeavors!

  • NinaGibsonDesigns

    NinaGibsonDesigns said 8 years ago

    Surprised, but happy for you both. I hope to have news of something exciting soon! Thanks! -N

  • pawandclawdesigns

    pawandclawdesigns said 8 years ago

    wow, was not expecting this one. best of luck to you both.

  • nicholasandfelice

    nicholasandfelice said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you! Just want you to know that because of you guys creating Etsy you've changed our lives.Our own website and no others were able to do what you did for our little jewelry business. You done good! Thanks for all your hard work!

  • RADCOW

    RADCOW said 8 years ago

    Its weird how sad I feel having read that, considering I dont even know you. I do know that Etsy wont be the same without yous. Best of luck with your next step! xo Iris

  • Taina

    Taina said 8 years ago

    What a sad day for Etsy! I hope the future brings great new adventures and better sleep patterns for both of you.

  • CaterpillarCowboy

    CaterpillarCowboy said 8 years ago

    I salute you, fellow Rock Band Hall of Famers.

  • bellabijoujewellery

    bellabijoujewellery said 8 years ago

    WOW, big suprise! All the best in your future endevours!

  • leilaandben

    leilaandben said 8 years ago

    Aww... Wish you all the best!

  • louloubell

    louloubell said 8 years ago

    Best wishes for your next adventures!

  • bcyrjewelry

    bcyrjewelry said 8 years ago

    Oh wow! You will be missed for sure - thank you for your hard work and sleepless nights - happy trails to you! :)

  • CandylandBeads

    CandylandBeads said 8 years ago

    OMG! What?! Could we have at least voted about this?!

  • mamacitabeadworks

    mamacitabeadworks said 8 years ago

    Endless thanks! I hope you both prosper in whatever you take on next. You have enriched many's lives with your excellent creation! rock on brothas~

  • Tresijas

    Tresijas said 8 years ago

    You will always be Etsy rock stars. *sniff*

  • kcroteau

    kcroteau said 8 years ago

    hmm. the ship *must* be sinking since more people are jumping off...

  • IsabellaSmiles

    IsabellaSmiles said 8 years ago

    wow, i'm sad! but i wish you both the best of luck. i'll fondly remember those early days of etsy and much mahalo for all the hard work!

  • jsnuggle Admin

    jsnuggle said 8 years ago

    Yeah, you guys are alright. I'm pretty sure you are both Cylon agents, though. Duke, OUT!

  • momomadeit

    momomadeit said 8 years ago

    thanks for all your hard work in the past and here's to the best in your future!

  • whitefluffydogs

    whitefluffydogs said 8 years ago

    Sayonara!

  • prettycheap

    prettycheap said 8 years ago

    Being a kinda geeky girl, Haim was my favorite Etsy admin (not to mention the jewish sorta name). Now I have to pick another unfortunate fav. And throw their face around the chat room.

  • AndrosCreations

    AndrosCreations said 8 years ago

    Thank you for your service. You've helped to empower the individual artist.

  • Odannysgirl

    Odannysgirl said 8 years ago

    Best of luck in your future endeavors! I have to say I'm a little surprised.

  • deleteyourself

    deleteyourself said 8 years ago

    Good luck to you both, you'll be really missed. Thanks for bringing Etsy to us:)

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 8 years ago

    I ditto parallelbot. You deserve all the success the future has to bring! Best o' Luck! keep it real xo

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 8 years ago

    I wish you all the best in the future!

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet said 8 years ago

    Good luck and best wishes.

  • AshleyJacobsen

    AshleyJacobsen said 8 years ago

    love and hugs!

  • shandke

    shandke said 8 years ago

    Sad to see the roots of etsy leaving... but I hope it's for the best for the two of you!

  • MewPaperArts

    MewPaperArts said 8 years ago

    Onward and upward! Wishing you great success in your new ventures, and many thanks for all you've done to make Etsy fabulous!

  • MotherofJackals

    MotherofJackals said 8 years ago

    quirkybags says: I'm very anxious to see what the future holds for Etsy. ============== Me too Quirky. I'm really hoping this isn't the beginning of the end of Etsy. :(

  • Sneddonia

    Sneddonia said 8 years ago

    Aww *sad* I must wear my Haim is on fire t-shirt in tribute. Good luck to you both in future ventures, and thanks for helping to create such a fantastic website!

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff said 8 years ago

    hey; I hope your heart are exxited rather than really heavy. enjoy whatever you do next!

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff said 8 years ago

    heartS and excited. sheesh.

  • WoodNVisions

    WoodNVisions said 8 years ago

    Sorry to see you go! Good Luck with your future plans!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you! And RD, thank you on my very first day ever at Etsy back in Feb. for answering my convo right away and helping me upload an avatar pic!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 8 years ago

    It's too rare that people get to start their dreams and see it come to successful fruition...not only did you make your dream come true, but you helped hundreds of others live theirs - living off of their work. Thank you and good luck!

  • jellibat

    jellibat said 8 years ago

    wow I'm a bit shocked. etsy wont be the same without haim on fire and revolving dork so sad you guys need to leave the company to pursue your dreams when you were here from the beginning. good luck in your future ventures. may they be as bright and exciting a journey as etsy .

  • Lundberg

    Lundberg said 8 years ago

    good luck

  • Sneddonia

    Sneddonia said 8 years ago

    Would the other ventures involve Etsy.org?

  • Beadoodles

    Beadoodles said 8 years ago

    Ah, I guess it's all a part of growing up...I agree with jellibat - etsy wont be the same without haim on fire and revolving dork. Best of luck with future ventures!

  • nowvember

    nowvember said 8 years ago

    Aww man. Thanks for making Etsy, guys! Best of luck to you both.

  • CraftDiner

    CraftDiner said 8 years ago

    Best of Luck!

  • bddesigns

    bddesigns said 8 years ago

    Sad to see you both go! I hope this is a moving upward and not just moving on! Would love to hear what you guys are up to in the future - whatever it is, I'm sure your future is extremely bright! Ü

  • babastudioPrague

    babastudioPrague said 8 years ago

    Good luck in your next ventures!

  • iacua

    iacua said 8 years ago

    good luck!

  • dottyral

    dottyral said 8 years ago

    This really saddens me too. Thank you both for all you've done and all the best! Dotty

  • DownToTheWireDesigns

    DownToTheWireDesigns said 8 years ago

    Sorry to see you both go. A little part of Etsy will die without you. I also hope that you were able to reap some of the fruits of all your labor. You both worked too many long hours to not have been rewarded for your efforts. Good luck!

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights said 8 years ago

    def. an end of an etsy era :( good Luck Chris and Haim.

  • jenstitches

    jenstitches said 8 years ago

    Interesting. Good luck, guys.

  • projectmattnyc

    projectmattnyc said 8 years ago

    You dudes are a complete pleasure to work with! I wish you two the best!

  • johnclark

    johnclark said 8 years ago

    bummercakes!

  • matsudabunch

    matsudabunch said 8 years ago

    Wow. Etsy just isn't the same anymore. Take the money and run! :P

  • anndouglas

    anndouglas said 8 years ago

    Good luck and thank you.

  • averywinslow

    averywinslow said 8 years ago

    Best wishes on your future endeavors!

  • daisycakessoap

    daisycakessoap said 8 years ago

    now who will understand my haim on fire tee shirt? no!!!!

  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival said 8 years ago

    Best of luck, guys! None of us would be here without you, so a humongous THANK YOU is in order! I hope they throw you a huge going-away party! You deserve it! Very best of luck!!

  • lizroca

    lizroca said 8 years ago

    Oh, I am sorry to hear this. Best of luck to both of you!

  • LomaPrietaPottery

    LomaPrietaPottery said 8 years ago

    Good luck in whatever ventures you decide to embark upon. Thanks for all you did for Etsy and our Etsy experience.

  • lpdesigns

    lpdesigns said 8 years ago

    oh, wow! No more Haim on fire. :( Good luck in the future, guys! Thanks for all you've done.

  • dangerousmezzo

    dangerousmezzo said 8 years ago

    This is a real change, for sure, for Etsy and for you guys -- I wish you all the best.

  • marymary Admin

    marymary said 8 years ago

    Thank you Chris and Haim for taking part in creating this haven for so many of us. Because of your hard work, there are many people that have truly been able to do what they love in their lives...myself included. This isn't goodbye and best of luck in the future!

  • DeborahVoizin

    DeborahVoizin said 8 years ago

    Wishing you Great Success in your next adventure! Deborah

  • esdesigns

    esdesigns said 8 years ago

    yes thank you for everything you've done for etsy & good luck!

  • thefunkyfelter

    thefunkyfelter said 8 years ago

    best wishes to both of you! you'll be missed :)

  • pinkquartzminerals

    pinkquartzminerals said 8 years ago

    Best of luck you two, I am certain you will be appreciated wherever you go. Your technical skills are without a doubt fantastic.

  • AlwaysAmy

    AlwaysAmy said 8 years ago

    When things go wrong, who will be on fire now? So very sad.

  • ajazwinski

    ajazwinski said 8 years ago

    Wow! From one of the OG members, I feel like this is a huge loss. It actually makes me sad despite the fact that I've never met either of you. I till remember the first time the HAIM on Fire image was posted. :-( Good luck on your future ventures.

  • bubbletime

    bubbletime said 8 years ago

    I wish you all the best, thanks for all your hard work, guys :)

  • vmdesigns

    vmdesigns said 8 years ago

    RADCOW says: Its weird how sad I feel having read that, considering I dont even know you. I do know that Etsy wont be the same without yous. ************************************ these were my thought EXACTLY! i'm so sad to hear this. : ( best of luck to both of you....you certainly deserve it!

  • thebeadingtree

    thebeadingtree said 8 years ago

    I certainly hope that 'The Company' can hold it's own now that not just one, but TWO founding members are moving on; to greener pastures, I hope!! Good luck on what ever life brings your way! You will be greatly missed!!!! ♥ May you never forget what is worth remembering, Or remember what is best forgotten. ♥

  • yumiyumi

    yumiyumi said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for all the hard work over the years, best of luck to both of you!

  • Mireio

    Mireio said 8 years ago

    Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau Blessings on the journey.

  • shoofly

    shoofly said 8 years ago

    This is really sad news :( Thank you Haim and Chris for building etsy. You two will be missed greatly.

  • MyCozyCreations

    MyCozyCreations said 8 years ago

    Thank you all for creating etsy. what would I do during the day without it?

  • glittercritter

    glittercritter said 8 years ago

    Happy trails guys, I know you'll be grand successes at whatever you tackle next.

  • ElsiesAttic

    ElsiesAttic said 8 years ago

    I just want to thank you for your creation. Etsy has literally changed my life by allowing me to pursue my dream. You created more than a venue, you created a community, and a virtual home for artists & crafters alike. Thank you for your passion! Lora

  • ClinkscalesArts

    ClinkscalesArts said 8 years ago

    Wow. Good luck guys! I'm going to miss Haim's burning head :(

  • FrucciDesign

    FrucciDesign said 8 years ago

    As many people here on Etsy I don't know you personally, but in a way I feel like we know each other, and this news is unespected and sad! Surely you'll be missed!! ciao guys e in bocca al lupo for the next step! Fru

  • RachelRose

    RachelRose said 8 years ago

    Wow, we are sad to see you both go:( Good luck from Rach & Rose:)

  • amystreasures

    amystreasures said 8 years ago

    *points to what's already been said by everyone else* I can't add to anything that hasn't already been said.

  • EnfinLaVoila

    EnfinLaVoila said 8 years ago

    Good luck Haim and Chris ! http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=6159382

  • mydesertstudio

    mydesertstudio said 8 years ago

    WJW Good luck

  • Jenarter

    Jenarter said 8 years ago

    There is no word for how grateful I am for Etsy. You two helped make that possible. Initiating cyber hug. Hold still and it might sting a little, but only in the downstairs region. Happy trails.......

  • virtuallori

    virtuallori said 8 years ago

    Thank you, thank you for everything you've done to help build this community. I look forward to hearing about your next success!

  • ImmatureCouture

    ImmatureCouture said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you both and thank you so much for everything you have done!

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 8 years ago

    Thanks for your hard work building Etsy and good luck in your future endeavors!!

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 8 years ago

    oh, so sorry to see you go! :( good luck, and warm wishes. thank you so much for making etsy. you will be missed.

  • SunnyBower

    SunnyBower said 8 years ago

    Dear Chris and Haim, Thank you for building Etsy. Very Best Wishes, Sunny Bower

  • cserdan

    cserdan said 8 years ago

    Wishing you a ton of success and a very bright future! xoxo

  • Kymsart777

    Kymsart777 said 8 years ago

    So sorry to see you go, and yet I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for all of your hard work, giving many like myself a wonderful selling venue and super awesome community to be a part of. Well wishes, and a fond farewell. Kymsart777 Kym

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 8 years ago

    Sorry to see you go! Best of everything to you in your new adventures! :) Hugs, A

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia said 8 years ago

    Awe, this makes me a little sad. I too remember when the first Haim on fire image was posted. Best of luck to you both in the future, and thanks for all you guys have done. RevolvingDork is one of the best names out there.

  • adam Admin

    adam said 8 years ago

    Duuudes! I'll miss you both.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Wish both of you great success in your future~ wherever the bunny trails lead.

  • littlethings1

    littlethings1 said 8 years ago

    Thank you Chris & Haim for all you have done ! Best to you on your new adventures!

  • moogancreations

    moogancreations said 8 years ago

    Best of luck in your new endeavors and a great big thank you!

  • ThePeacockFeather

    ThePeacockFeather said 8 years ago

    have fun with your next adventure :)

  • MissPurl

    MissPurl said 8 years ago

    sad sad. Best of luck!

  • SupplyRiot

    SupplyRiot said 8 years ago

    Good luck guys! Thanks for all of your amazing work :) ♥

  • SarahsSky

    SarahsSky said 8 years ago

    I guess any hope for the haim on fire page coming back is now gone. I always kind of liked that thing. Ah well.. time to move on! Good luck RD and Haim!

  • RockCity

    RockCity said 8 years ago

    Uh-ohhhh...this ain't good... It must be hard to hand over your baby to the new boss (c'mon, is she really that bad? LOL) and it's disturbing to see you both departing Etsy. Best of luck to you both, though - you did a fine job, and you'll be remembered as the innovators you are! I hope everything works out at Etsy the way everyone involved thinks/hopes/wishes it will.

  • jQjewelrydesigns

    jQjewelrydesigns said 8 years ago

    What does it mean? I feel sad . . . the end of an era.

  • angelstuff

    angelstuff said 8 years ago

    I wish you both the best of luck in your future endeavours.

  • sivabella

    sivabella said 8 years ago

    oh no!! i'm sad :( but congratulations, thanks & best of luck!! farwell!!

  • sivabella

    sivabella said 8 years ago

    oh no!! i'm sad :( but congratulations, thanks & best of luck!! farewell!!

  • GreenMamba

    GreenMamba said 8 years ago

    ♫ The times, they are a changin' . . . ♪ Parting company may be bittersweet - but change can be a good thing. Here's to a positive future for both the departing founders *and* for the 'new' Etsy. Auf Wiedersehen!

  • 2muchstuff2day

    2muchstuff2day said 8 years ago

    I am excited for your future endeavors! I can not wait to see what you two come up with next and I am certain we will cross paths again. Thank you for all you have done for etsy! It has been a wild ride... Best wishes!

  • UNEARTHED

    UNEARTHED said 8 years ago

    EyePopArt says: What? No more Revolving Dork? No more flaming Haim? This is really sad - the end of an era! ------------ *cries* So true!!! You guys were the best.... A moment of silence as I clear my cache in tribute...... :)

  • KittyHawke

    KittyHawke said 8 years ago

    Greetings! Good Fortune wherever you fare! :-) -Bird

  • StaceyDawn

    StaceyDawn said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all you have given us here and wishing you all the best in the future. :)

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 8 years ago

    Thanks for helping build a wonderful place for creative people to share our handmade creations with the world. Just being able to post my items and know, from the "hearts", that others like what I do is inspiration to create more. Thank you for that. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Thanks, Lisa :)

  • tjtunraveled

    tjtunraveled said 8 years ago

    We are all sad to see you go! Thank you for all that you have done to create this wonderful community. Good luck in you new adventures!

  • organicmetallurgy

    organicmetallurgy said 8 years ago

    WHAT??! No more pics of flaming Haim...I was always holding out for a t-shirt of that... sniff... Awesome guys. Good luck!

  • AardvArt

    AardvArt said 8 years ago

    Thank you for all that you both have done. All the best as you move forward in this life!

  • Needlings

    Needlings said 8 years ago

    Good luck! Etsy will definitely miss you both. Thanks for all you've done for it.

  • MissKnits

    MissKnits said 8 years ago

    wow such a surprise!! thank you for all you two have done! etsy could not be what it is today without both of you!! you will truly be missed and never forgotten!

  • VintageEmbellishment

    VintageEmbellishment said 8 years ago

    Have not been here a year yet but loving it, so Thanks for all you did to help in Etsy's creation. Bet you still get some late night "help" phone calls tho :)

  • VintageEmbellishment

    VintageEmbellishment said 8 years ago

    I only posted once, really I did!

  • KAHOONICA

    KAHOONICA said 8 years ago

    Good luck darlings. :(

  • cockatoomom

    cockatoomom said 8 years ago

    Thank you both so much for all you have done for Etsy, and I wish you the best of everything in your future endeavors. We will miss you.

  • AthenasArmoury

    AthenasArmoury said 8 years ago

    Thank you for all you've done and best wishes for all the future holds for you!

  • Giftbearer

    Giftbearer said 8 years ago

    Wishing you the best in your new endeavors.

  • scatterboxoriginals

    scatterboxoriginals said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all you've done for us, guys - you'll be missed

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux said 8 years ago

    Best wishes to both of you, in what I hope is an exciting time of your lives. And thank you for all that you have done in creating Etsy. (p.s., lots of jobs up your alley out here in the Silicon Valley and I am very happy to hook you up with some good recruiters!)

  • staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca said 8 years ago

    There's probably no way you guys are sifting through to read all of these, but I can't let you go quietly. Haim--I'm very upset that I have yet to hug you. No, really. (Darn the server days) Thank you for everything. All of the late-night chatties in the old days and all of the downtimes and your hard work through the night keeping things going. I know only a small bit of how hard you work and i know you work very hard. I shall forever throw your head around in the chat rooms with giggles. Chris-- Seriously, thanks for being playful in the forums when people freak out. You guys really have no idea how much you're appreciated. I guess I can't tell you to code harder anymore.

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 8 years ago

    Best of luck.

  • exclamationpoint

    exclamationpoint said 8 years ago

    :*( Wahhhhhh We'll miss you both. Come back and visit us in the forums.

  • littlenatureautumn

    littlenatureautumn said 8 years ago

    It is really sad to see you guys go but still, wishing you all the best in your future endeavours. You will be much missed indeed...but words cant express how much you have helped to see etsy to what it is today. Come back and visit us, guys:> Natureautumn.etsy.com

  • Bumblebeebaby

    Bumblebeebaby said 8 years ago

    Noooo! Will you check on us and make sure that Etsy doesn't change too much? And if it does, beat it back into shape again? Thanks so much for all your hard work, it is truly a blessing for so many of us to have Etsy, and we couldn't have had so much success without all your blood sweat and tears! Best of luck to you guys with your future endeavors!

  • DJReigel

    DJReigel said 8 years ago

    Thanks guys. You have created quite a ripple effect, touching more lives than you can imagine. We've only been here a short time but long enough to appreciate your hard work and ingenuity. Go forth and work your magic.

  • StudioYTE

    StudioYTE said 8 years ago

    Best wishes and good luck in all your new endeavors, and many thanks for everything you did for Etsy!

  • smeeta

    smeeta said 8 years ago

    *tear*tear* I actually miss those pictures of Haim on fire... (not that I wished him pain, but come on, how cute was that?!) It's kind of sad to see two of the originals moving on... but I hope you guys are moving on to something huge and wonderful with lots of success :) xoxo

  • kibbles

    kibbles said 8 years ago

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  • yeahhello

    yeahhello said 8 years ago

    Job well done guys, as you close this chapter of your lives. Thank You for all the hard work you put in over the years to afford all of us this awesomely creative site!

  • GoTo

    GoTo said 8 years ago

    Sad sad ... sad sad sad sad sad sad I hope the future holds something bright for you both! End of an era here. :(

  • MorrisPottery

    MorrisPottery said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all you have done. This site has changed my life too! Good luck in the future!

  • earthandsunfolk

    earthandsunfolk said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for all your hard work and sleep deprivation. Many well wishes for your future endeavors!

  • DaisyChains

    DaisyChains said 8 years ago

    You two will be missed greatly!!! I hope you have a blast in whatever it is you choose to do next and hopefully it will involve a lot more rest and relaxing afternoons. ;O) Best of luck!!! *Sniff*

  • rokdarbi

    rokdarbi said 8 years ago

    You two changed our lives.

  • thecyclingartist

    thecyclingartist said 8 years ago

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work and best of luck whatever you do in future! :)

  • Sugarcane

    Sugarcane said 8 years ago

    Goodluck Guys, thanks for everything over the past 3 years, will miss you, sorry to see you go :( Super duper best wishes to you both in your new endeavours :D:D:D:D

  • hobbledehoy

    hobbledehoy said 8 years ago

    aw jeesh :( best of luck in your new ventures! You'll be missed.

  • MugsysCottage

    MugsysCottage said 8 years ago

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This is like having my favorite Band break up :( Wishing you both all the best...come back and let us know what you've been up to. You will be missed.

  • JaredKS

    JaredKS said 8 years ago

    I'm sure sorry to hear this news. I hope you're leaving on your own terms, and I wish you the best in the future. Thanks for what you did to build this wonderful site.

  • lissa

    lissa said 8 years ago

    Oh gosh, very sad! I wish you both the best. Thank you for everything.

  • AureliaandAnnalise

    AureliaandAnnalise said 8 years ago

    All the best!! Im sure youll have an awesome time making another place as wonderful as Etsy!! take some time off first though gosh. lol!

  • walkonthemoon

    walkonthemoon said 8 years ago

    BEST to both of you....and many heartfelt THANKS!! xo

  • bossybootsdesign

    bossybootsdesign said 8 years ago

    Where ever life is taking you bon voyage!

  • MeadowbelleVintage

    MeadowbelleVintage said 8 years ago

    Thank you for changing the lives of so many artists--new and old alike. I've always had so many ideas in my head, and you have succeeded in creating a wonderful venue for them. Here's to freeing the artist's ideas!

  • maggiesuedesigns

    maggiesuedesigns said 8 years ago

    Best wishes for continued success!

  • karenkrafts

    karenkrafts said 8 years ago

    I think everything I want to say has already been said above, but thank you both for everything you have done for etsy and for us, thank you for dealing with all of our whinging, and good luck to you in the future!!!!

  • kristincrane

    kristincrane said 8 years ago

    Thanks for helping to build such an amazing marketplace. Good luck with everything!

  • creationsbyeve

    creationsbyeve said 8 years ago

    Best wishes for your new ventures!

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike said 8 years ago

    May you have many more glorious adventures!

  • Jealousydesign

    Jealousydesign said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you both!

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 8 years ago

    Wishing you all the best with the new ventures and adventures!!

  • Arctida

    Arctida said 8 years ago

    You'll be missed guys! Good luck!

  • ioulia

    ioulia said 8 years ago

    Thank you for all the great work and sleepless nights put into this amazing marketplace! Good luck to you both in the future!

  • TheInvitation

    TheInvitation said 8 years ago

    Wow! This is crazy news! I don't know whether to go make a cocktail to toast the both of you or to wash down the thoughts of you both being gone! Your hardwork & accomplishments will be remembered forever, but your MIA status will hard to forget! The best of luck to you both...I'm sure that wonderful things are certainly ahead with such talents & ambitions. xxoo Donna

  • tangerined

    tangerined said 8 years ago

    noooooooooooooooooooooo. I have to say, the spirit of this place is so ingrained in the two of you (haim on fire, the brick wall of error... the fun!!!). It's sad to see you go. Hopefully one day, somehow, I'll get to meet one (or both) of you and state my thanks in person. Possibly with cookies. Good luck good luck good luck to you! May you bring joy and silliness wherever you go.

  • RobWhite Admin

    RobWhite said 8 years ago

    I still owe the both of you an engagement at the Brownstone, a debt I fully intend to repay. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with the both of you, all of the work that you've done for Etsy, and just the chance to get to know a couple of great guys. Thanks for everything, Chris and Haim.

  • LunasaDesigns

    LunasaDesigns said 8 years ago

    What!?! No more Haim on fire?? You two will be greatly missed! :(

  • LiteArt

    LiteArt said 8 years ago

    Good luck with your new lives!

  • littleputbooks

    littleputbooks said 8 years ago

    :( I don't think Etsy is Etsy without you. I hope whatever your future brings it makes you both incredibly happy (and stinking rich!) Your contributions to this site will be missed, surely!

  • loosewirestudio

    loosewirestudio said 8 years ago

    Wow. Just wow. (wjw) May fires of opportunity light everywhere for you, Haim. May doors of opportunity all revolve in your preferred direction, RD. I wish you both the best and thank you for helping to build this great community!

  • FortCloudy

    FortCloudy said 8 years ago

    :( Awwww

  • ocbaby

    ocbaby said 8 years ago

    Whooooa.....I'm so sad to see you guys go...I hope you are leaving with great plans for the next giant success in the works! Good luck!

  • razorberries

    razorberries said 8 years ago

    Good luck!

  • hugsandkisses

    hugsandkisses said 8 years ago

    Wow! Happy for you ~ sad for us. You will be missed. Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and kindness. Please keep us posted to your new endevors:)

  • ElegantSnobbery

    ElegantSnobbery said 8 years ago

    Good luck in all that you do next! You will most certainly be missed!

  • Legacy

    Legacy said 8 years ago

    Best wishes, Chris and Haim, in your future adventures. Thank you for all you've done for us on Etsy. It's an amazing place.

  • theascrafts

    theascrafts said 8 years ago

    Yes, truly the end of a wonderful era. Indiependance.. Now that our new "mom" is on board it seems to be turning out as Etsy meet Corporate America. I don't foresee this being a good thing.. As someone said earlier this ship must really be sinking if more are leaving. Especially those that helped found this wonderful site and community. I truly wish you two the best of luck and happy journeys.

  • joyceelizabeth

    joyceelizabeth said 8 years ago

    I wish you the best in what ever you do! but first put your feet up and say awww a day of quiet...then get back to business and make it be good for you!

  • sweetirie

    sweetirie said 8 years ago

    Wow, so sorry to see you guys go! Best of luck on your next journey! You'll be missed....

  • jelvehdesigns

    jelvehdesigns said 8 years ago

    I feel sad and a bit worried, first Rob steps aside then you guys, I hope this does not mean etsy will change too much, as what I and so many love about this place is what you have put in to it... Best of luck for you both, with a bit of worry for my shop and life one etsy... hope the new girl can take this on... Jelveh Peace

  • sheridesthelion

    sheridesthelion said 8 years ago

    good luck!

  • SweetLollipopShop

    SweetLollipopShop said 8 years ago

    Best of luck in all you go on to create and achieve. May it be as great and greater than all you leave behind.

  • starrydesigns

    starrydesigns said 8 years ago

    Really sad. :( I will remember all the fun in the early Etsy days! Good luck, you two!

  • allthosethrees

    allthosethrees said 8 years ago

    Aw you guys... you will be missed. Much love from me.

  • soap

    soap said 8 years ago

    Best of luck to you both on your next projects! Take it from someone who's moved around quite a bit, it's always exciting to start a new project :)

  • UnaOdd

    UnaOdd said 8 years ago

    Growth, progress, moving on...wishing you both all the best, wherever your explorations take you. It's bound to be interesting! You both will be missed.

  • oceangypsy

    oceangypsy said 8 years ago

    Sorry to see you go-thank you for the gift of etsy.We'll never forg-etsy you!

  • majortommy

    majortommy said 8 years ago

    Wow! I didn't see that one coming! Max suckage for us, but hopefully this is a wonderful opportunity for the two of you! Best of luck, Chris and Haim! We'll miss you! MT

  • photoglassworks

    photoglassworks said 8 years ago

    Sad to see you go, your hard work is the reason I'm able to do what I love everyday and support my family at the same time. Thank you Chris and Haim, I'm really grateful. Wishing you the all the BEST. xo, Tracy

  • SkinzNhydez

    SkinzNhydez said 8 years ago

    Looks like you guys had great products. Hate to see you guys go, but whatever your next step is it will bring you good fortune. Have fun!

  • LeahPellegrini

    LeahPellegrini said 8 years ago

    wow good luck guys on your future endeavors.

  • shoozles

    shoozles said 8 years ago

    Elvis has left the building. Have no idea where that came from but that is how I feel. Dang!

  • KMCdesigns

    KMCdesigns said 8 years ago

    (just a few months late!) I'll miss you guys!! xx

  • poppylane

    poppylane said 8 years ago

    I'm sad! Just caught up with the news that you guys left Etsy :( Best of Luck in all your future endeavours. Thank You Chris and Haim for making Etsy an amazing, wonderful online shopping community. xo, Kali

  • ifanhour

    ifanhour said 8 years ago

    Thank you for your amazing work!

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