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Etsy Home for the Holidays

Dec 15, 2011

by Morgan Evans handmade and vintage goods

Over the next month many members of Etsy’s staff will be traveling around the country to visit loved ones. It’s a perfect opportunity for us to host a series of meet-ups throughout the world so that we can also get a chance to spend some time with you, our Etsy loved ones.

We’re hosting meet-ups in the following cities:

Atlanta, GA with Lo on December 28.

Austin, TX with Kim and Katie Rose on December 28.

Birmingham, AL with Heather J. on December 27.

Ipswich, Suffolk, UK with Amity on December 21.

Miami, FL with Camilla on December 15.

Minneapolis, MN with MarkMeesh, Ian and Nickey on December 26.

Niagara Falls, NY (at the Niagara Holiday Market!) with Heather B. on December 27.

Nashville, TN with Julie and Lacy on December 27.

Philadelphia, PA with Laura Beth on December 29.

Providence, RI with Vanessa and Sean on December 26.

Richmond, VA with Carrington, Jessie, Dayna and Mary on December 23.

Skopje, Macedonia with Marta on February 4. (Contact for details.)

Tucson, AZ with  John Marc on December 26.

Tokyo, Japan with Elena and Adam on December 22. (Contact Elena for details.)

Stay tuned to this blog post, as we will be updating the list above with a few more dates and locations as they come.

Hope you can make it to a meet-up near you!


  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 8 years ago

    oh, totally awesome! one of those locations is only a 2 hour drive for me. yippee! :) i'll definitely be there. thanks etsy!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 8 years ago

    These sound terrific. I will try for the Providence one!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 8 years ago

    ..what a good idea :) Etsy's home for the holidays!

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 8 years ago

    Ah, I wish one was closer to me...what a fabulous idea!!

  • Grafxquest

    Grafxquest said 8 years ago

    Yeah Atlanta whoop hooo! Thanks so excited!!!!!!

  • rickrackshack

    rickrackshack said 8 years ago

    And Bentonville, right? At Crystal Bridges? Please?

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 8 years ago


  • Grafxquest

    Grafxquest said 8 years ago

    Also I am glad I just clicked on my city, there is registration for this!

  • AntoinettesWhims

    AntoinettesWhims said 8 years ago

    Sounds like fun!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 8 years ago

    Wonderful article thanks for sharing

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 8 years ago

    What a wonderful idea! Wish there was one in Southern CA

  • claycoyote

    claycoyote said 8 years ago

    I'll be there!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 8 years ago

    Fun! It would be great to have an Indianapolis party!

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 8 years ago

    Woo Hoo!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 8 years ago

    Awesome! Sounds like fun!

  • ForeverCherishDesign

    ForeverCherishDesign said 8 years ago

    Excited about the Birmingham event!

  • peshka

    peshka said 8 years ago

    See you in Tel Aviv !!

  • ForeverFiligree

    ForeverFiligree said 8 years ago

    What a fun idea.....Maine anyone????

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Great idea~ I'm close to Minneapolis

  • MouseTrapVintage

    MouseTrapVintage said 8 years ago

    Ooo! Me and my gal Beth from our joint-operation, SquidWhale Designs, hope to stop by at the Philly event! FUN! :)

  • iowajewel

    iowajewel said 8 years ago

    i would love to come, closest one is still 4 hours away!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 8 years ago

    Great idea- it's always so inspiring to have events where Etsy members can meet each other in person!

  • SquidWhaleDesigns

    SquidWhaleDesigns said 8 years ago

    Woo! Just registered for the Philly one! Hope to see lots of local peeps there too!

  • fbstudiovt

    fbstudiovt said 8 years ago

    Come to Burlington, VT! :)

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 8 years ago

    There really is no place like home for the holidays...except for a tropical island, perhaps? ;)

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 8 years ago

    Fabulous! Gonna try and make the Maimi meetup.

  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 8 years ago

    What a wonderful idea!

  • scarletbegonia11

    scarletbegonia11 said 8 years ago

    wish there was some west coast visits <3

  • oldkeysvintage

    oldkeysvintage said 8 years ago

    And California, too? Such a big nation-state!

  • feltstories

    feltstories said 8 years ago


  • kiranofindaly

    kiranofindaly said 8 years ago

    Anyone coming to Boston? great idea.

  • brainfart

    brainfart said 8 years ago

    Hello every one at Etsy, Happy Holiday's to you and your family"s .

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 8 years ago

    Y'all travel safe and have a good time.

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 8 years ago

    Happy Holidays Staff..! =)

  • sweetmetaljewels

    sweetmetaljewels said 8 years ago

    What a fabulous idea!!!! Wish I could get "there"!...but have a wonderful time for me! A Happy and Wonderful Holiday to ALL!!!

  • thevintageattic10

    thevintageattic10 said 8 years ago

    Perfect ! Please announce all locations via email ..Happy Holiday's Everyone and to attend !))))))))"""""

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 8 years ago

    i might just have to go to this one :)

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 8 years ago

    Where is San Francisco gone?!

  • designedbyDiana

    designedbyDiana said 8 years ago

    we had an awesome time with Camilla tonight!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    I wish I could join...

  • WuzzysCreations

    WuzzysCreations said 8 years ago

    It's a great idea that Etsy got together to do exciting for those who can go. :)

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 8 years ago

    Anyone coming to Cyprus? :0)

  • SimmerGlassWorks

    SimmerGlassWorks said 8 years ago

    Oh Another bid, WEST Coast!! CA!

  • thirtyone13

    thirtyone13 said 8 years ago

    yay!! my ticket today!

  • greytlife

    greytlife said 8 years ago

    December 26th in Mpls? The day after Christmas? Not the best timing on that one!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 8 years ago

    I am so going to the one in Richmond, YAY!

  • drumchick99

    drumchick99 said 8 years ago

    That's awesome! So cool you are doing this! Closest one to Missouri is 10 hours away! Would love it if you came closer the the middle of the country, say Kansas City, MO!!!

  • casalinda

    casalinda said 8 years ago

    This is a great idea - a So Cal meet up would be great!

  • f2images

    f2images said 8 years ago

    What a great idea! Wish you were a little closer to Milwaukee...but maybe next time!

  • KitchenGoodies

    KitchenGoodies said 8 years ago

    Sad, no one in Montana.

  • abitofthread

    abitofthread said 8 years ago

    Wish I could - closest one is in Minn., MN, but day after Christmas when family from THERE come HERE, so I can't. I'm with f2images - get a bit closer to Milwaukee (COME TO MADISON, WI - PLEASE) and I'm there in a heartbeat.

  • MaidenJane

    MaidenJane said 8 years ago

    Great idea! Hope you can make it to OH next time!

  • scrappuccinostudio

    scrappuccinostudio said 8 years ago

    Anyone coming to Los Angeles??? I hope so!

  • OakMyth

    OakMyth said 8 years ago


  • JeanineDesigns

    JeanineDesigns said 8 years ago

    Come to LA - Please!

  • Baymut

    Baymut said 8 years ago

    We are waiting you in Ukraine=)

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 8 years ago

    Ooooh! This sounds fun! Come to SoCal (preferably Los Angeles) PLEASE!

  • agreenangel

    agreenangel said 8 years ago

    Please come to Colorado, preferably the Denver Area!

  • BorealisBeads

    BorealisBeads said 8 years ago

    do you ever come to the west coast?---seattle needs you! thanks!

  • Emprisium

    Emprisium said 8 years ago

    West side of the States? Maybe some day!

  • JoliebyLiesl

    JoliebyLiesl said 8 years ago

    Can't make it this time, but I hope you will do this again.

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 8 years ago

    Oooh, I'll try to make it to the Austin meet up!

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 8 years ago

    AWWW man! Nowhere near me!

  • VintageBroad

    VintageBroad said 8 years ago

    Dear Etsy Santa, Could you send someone to the Midwest for the Holidays? Love, VintageBroad and CrazyBeak

  • ABlindCat

    ABlindCat said 8 years ago

    That's great. Family is important, & the holidays are an excellent time to be with them. If you guys are ever in the PNW, let us "left coasters" know so we can mingle. Bring cookies, we have plenty of coffee here in Washington ;}).

  • TheGoodOleDays

    TheGoodOleDays said 8 years ago

    So cool. I'll be there. Looking forward to it. Thank you Etsy.

  • MystieMeadowGifts

    MystieMeadowGifts said 8 years ago

    If you're coming to the Racine/Kenosha, WI area I'd love to come. Maybe Oak Creek??

  • greeniemarie

    greeniemarie said 8 years ago

    Come to Milwaukee!!!! :)

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 8 years ago

    Hi Mary, I will be in VA beach! Hell yeah!

  • DreamofaDream

    DreamofaDream said 8 years ago

    I agree with ABlindCat above...if you come to the Northwest, we'll bring the decaf, I'm afraid....

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 8 years ago

    It is so great to learn the faces behind the Etsy names! I hope you will all take the time to meet these wonderful folk! I have just had a delightful time meeting up at the West Elm event in Chicago... We are still talking about it! totally worth the time to stop by and say hello to your awesome Admin...!

  • DiscoBeach

    DiscoBeach said 8 years ago

    Come to coastal NC, and we'll hook you up with some Moravian cookies and cocktails on the beach.

  • PuddleStompingStudio

    PuddleStompingStudio said 8 years ago

    We need to get something organized for the Canadian contingent... Please? Must be polite, I am Canadian! LOL

  • ionesAttic

    ionesAttic said 8 years ago

    Can't think of any better place to be on the 26th! I look forward to the meet-up in Minneapolis.

  • LesleysGirlsVintage

    LesleysGirlsVintage said 8 years ago

    Great scheme- looking forward to the meet-up in Ipswich this week!

  • agerberrrrrrrrrr

    agerberrrrrrrrrr said 8 years ago

    Hey Milwaukeeans-- I'm a new engineer here, and I'm from Milwaukee. I don't have time to organize something this time but I'll try and set something up the next time I'm home.

  • StudioYTE

    StudioYTE said 8 years ago

    Chicago awaits!

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 8 years ago

    Cleveland would welcome you with open arms!!! Merry Christmas and happy new year super staffers

  • textvisie1

    textvisie1 said 8 years ago

    It would be great to see you in Holland. I would be surprised to meet you in AMSTERDAM in one of my favorite shops where they sell my jewels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know I will be there.

  • pilgrimcottage

    pilgrimcottage said 8 years ago

    What about Australia, or even Tasmania?! Wouldn't it be wonderful to meet up with fellow Etsians down under ... <=)

  • SandycraftsOnline

    SandycraftsOnline said 8 years ago

    Super idea!! Finally a place where people wouldn't get sick of hearing me talk about crafts!!! Would love to come but closest one to me is 6 hours away.

  • polishedtwo

    polishedtwo said 8 years ago

    AUSTIN! Yessssss!

  • Papeeyay

    Papeeyay said 8 years ago

    what? no los angeles? :(

  • fibergig

    fibergig said 8 years ago

    I'll be at richmond...exciting :D

  • lunaessence

    lunaessence said 8 years ago

    Safe travels and Happy Holidays to all ♥

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 8 years ago

    Safe travels everyone. And hope you enjoy time with your families.

  • TheInspiredTrader

    TheInspiredTrader said 8 years ago

    Great tax write off and well planned! Happy Holidays!

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 8 years ago

    You guys rock!

  • Attractive1

    Attractive1 said 8 years ago

    Nobody at Kiev ((( Аbsolutely Happy Holidays!))

  • PunksAndRoses

    PunksAndRoses said 8 years ago

    This looks really fun. I'll keep checking in to see if Etsy will make stops anywhere in the tri state area--i think that means ny, nj and connecticut?

  • Simag

    Simag said 8 years ago

    Wonderful article thanks for sharing

  • limitz

    limitz said 8 years ago

    Preparing to welcome Natalie in Israel next week :-)

  • LibbysLabel

    LibbysLabel said 8 years ago

    What?! NONE in Southern California?? Yikes.........great weather here, folks!

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 8 years ago

    Is Hudson NY on the agenda...I know you're over there anyway! LOL!

  • lipglosserie

    lipglosserie said 8 years ago

    See you in Austin!

  • marygoldberg1

    marygoldberg1 said 8 years ago

    Yes to Southern California my home! Happy Holidays.

  • jinny888

    jinny888 said 8 years ago

    very nice article merry xmas

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams said 8 years ago

    I'll be at the Atlanta meetup - thanks for doing this!

  • CsqDesigns

    CsqDesigns said 8 years ago

    And Lexington, Kentucky! I'd love to go to a meetup!

  • peonyandthistle

    peonyandthistle said 8 years ago

    Wish there was going to be one in Scotland! Hope you all have fun!!!

  • soulflowervintage

    soulflowervintage said 8 years ago

    I wish there was one in NYC.. Maybe next time

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 8 years ago

    Wow Truely international

  • AlderEgo

    AlderEgo said 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas to all and enjoy your celebrations whereever they may take you!!

  • fibergig

    fibergig said 8 years ago

    Anyone going to the one in richmond va from nova and want to carpool and split gas costs? Convo me if you're interested.

  • jenzdezi9

    jenzdezi9 said 8 years ago

    I'm going to Richmond and looking forward to do something completely unrelated to the holiday rush...Although I do have so much left to do before Christmas morning. Dohhh...=

  • jewelrybyirina

    jewelrybyirina said 8 years ago

    Great Idea!!! IL- anyone??? Happy Holidays ALL!!!

  • Shelby1972

    Shelby1972 said 8 years ago

    Somewhere in Michigan maybe? :)

  • Plushyk

    Plushyk said 8 years ago

    Ah, I wish you went somewhere near Ukraine :) I would love to meet you :)

  • Stompz

    Stompz said 8 years ago

    (sigh) Nebraska must not have enough interest...nor Kansas or Iowa :(


    FOSSILZ said 8 years ago

    Come to Southern Colorado!! We NEED you here! Hugs from afar.

  • baygun

    baygun said 8 years ago

    The West Coast Bay Area would love a visit. Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!

  • lorielynn

    lorielynn said 8 years ago

    Bummer, nothing in California.

  • KarenGriskaQuilts

    KarenGriskaQuilts said 8 years ago

    "What a splendid idea!" (As Bob Cratchit said to his wife in a different context, but it applies to your visiting events too.) Maybe I can meet you in Brooklyn sometime. Merry Christmas! Karen

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  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 8 years ago

    Darn, not any near me. Maybe next time.

  • SouthPaws

    SouthPaws said 8 years ago

    Do you guys have any support in San Jose, Costa Rica? Have you ever thought of getting a team together here?

  • Carolineart

    Carolineart said 8 years ago

    Too bad, no one in California or anywhere else here on the west coast!

  • BonneMaison

    BonneMaison said 8 years ago

    Any chance of an Etsy meetup in the Jacksonville, FL area? That would be great. Miami is 6 hours drive away! Happy New Year all.

  • todayisasunnyday

    todayisasunnyday said 8 years ago

    Great idea! However the locations are all too far for me to drive to. How about an Orlando/Tampa/Central Florida meetup? :)

  • bunnynbirdy

    bunnynbirdy said 8 years ago

    I had a great time in Philly. Thank you Etsy and Laura Beth (and Matt ) for hosting the event.

  • TashaHussey

    TashaHussey said 8 years ago

    So sad I missed the Atlanta meet up : ( but next time : )

  • earringsbysusan

    earringsbysusan said 8 years ago

    I enjoyed the Nashville meet-up and enjoyed meeting Lacy and Julie. Thank you, etsy, for sponsoring and I hope you all do it again next year!

  • BigRockPaperCo

    BigRockPaperCo said 8 years ago

    Canada gets no love?

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 8 years ago

    Nobody goes to Mallorca! ;) Have fun with your families, guys!! :)

  • dgford

    dgford said 8 years ago

    I heard there was a Etsy MEET-UP started soon in the Syracuse, NY area. Cheers If my Portuguese Publisher can come and visit me in N.Y. Most of the rest of you are much closer than that - stop by. Coffee is always on and my door is always ajar. LOL :-} D.

  • HandmadeArt6

    HandmadeArt6 from HandmadeArt6 said 8 years ago

    good idea i like.

  • fancylucy

    fancy lucy from iPhoneCasesFancylucy said 7 years ago


  • lubnaakram

    Lubna Akram from Happywinters said 7 years ago

    It is beautiful idea but I am in Pakistan that's why i am sad in future I will try to met the Etsy staff in UK

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