We’re really excited as the Folksy Sampler, our very own festive newspaper has gone off to the printing press and thousands of copies will be flying out all over the countryside in just a few weeks. The sampler is a great way for Folksy to show off some of the best items we have for sale and includes information about our website, gift guides and lots more to read and look at. Take a look at the 2009 Folksy Festive Sampler for an idea of how it will look, of course this year it’s even better and has alot more handmade gift ideas.
We need the help of Team Folksy!
We want paper girls or boys to take a bundle of 200 papers each (or more if possible) to effectively distribute to selected venues in their area. We’ll have the papers couriered to your door but what happens next is up to you.
We’ll send you a free bag, printed with the Folksy logo to use to deliver the papers and that’s yours to keep as a thank you for all the hard work. We only have a limited print run, so we can’t send everybody papers (or bags) unfortunately but we’ll publish a google map of where you can go and pick up a copy of the sampler. You’ll also be able to look at it online too so tweeters and facebookers – get ready for some serious link sharing, we’ll be needing lots of help with this. (Are you excited, we are!)
Ideas for venues to leave the sampler
Arty and Crafty Shops
Bars, Restaurants and Cafes
Theatres and Independent Cinemas
We have created a form for you to fill out. We need delivery details and we also need you to let us know where you have got permission to leave some bundles of our Christmas Sampler – the above are just ideas, I’m sure you can think of a perfect place full of people that really appreciate beautiful handmade items. You may need to make a few phonecalls or send some emails first to be sure a venue will be allowed or willing (unless you are directly connected to the venue and you’re sure it will be fine).
Delivering the papers door to door is not what we’re after as this would be unsolicited mail – we’re keen that every paper gets read so it’s important that we target the right venues, full of buyers as well as potential new sellers. We’ll look through, choose a good geographical spread across the UK and start sending out emails to confirm delivery dates as soon as possible. Sorry we can’t send them out in smaller quantities, it becomes extremely expensive in postage as we learned the hard way last year. However, we will be sending individual copies to the press.
9/11/2010 we have now closed the form, many thanks for all the applications, Folksy will be in touch shortly.
If you are unable to help don’t worry, but do visit Folksy to look at all the gorgeous handmade Christmas decorations. It’s November now so you can officially get festive (and start buying!) Just tell the misery guts that say it’s too early that you have permission from Folksy :)
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