(Image courtesy of of Etsy's Storque)
I would be completely remiss if I did not notify you of the Second Annual Etsy Yart sale that is taking place between June 10-14, 2009. So, I will take a break from "Handmade Wedding week" for a minute. "What is a Yart Sale?" you may ask (with good reason - I was originally thinking of a mixture of yak and yogurt). The Storque defines the Yart as
Art + Yard Sale = Yart!
Basically, this is a Etsy-wide sale that includes all "departments" of Etsy: handmade, vintage, and supplies. The sale can include, but is not limited to, free shipping, discounted prices, free promotional gifts, etc. If you are an Etsy seller, this a great way to promote your shop as well as publicizing other sellers of handmade goods. Make sure that all items should be tagged or titled with the word "Yart" to signify your participation in the sale. The Storque article has special Yart avatars for your enjoyment and promotional needs. This is an awesome opportunity for you to splurge on a little retail therapy. After all, it's on sale. So go Yart, everyone!
Edit: if you twitter, make sure to use the #Yart to advertise.