EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: UP ON TRENDS: Mother's Day & Mermaids by AlteredGirl

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

UP ON TRENDS: Mother's Day & Mermaids by AlteredGirl

written by Rebecca of AlteredGirl
Logo designed by Eva of CocoNme

Trend #1-Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated in the US and many other countries this coming Sunday, May 13th. Many, many countries have some sort of holiday honoring mothers sometime during the year. Mother's Day is a chance to honor mothers and celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. 

The modern holiday was officially recognized in the US in 1914. Ironically, Anna Jarvis, the original founder of the holiday ended up becoming a major opponent of it due to the commercialization she believed it had become to be associated with. Nevertheless, the holiday persists and has become one of the biggest holidays for sales of flowers and greeting cards. 

Etsy sellers, including Team EFA members, do their part to lessen the commercial focus of the holiday by providing great vintage and handmade items that are perfect for Mother's Day. Have a look at a few of them below:

Mom can hit the course in style 
with this cute little golf towel!

This cute print features an adorable 
bunny mother and babies!

A personalized bag that every mother could use!

Tagging ideas for Mother's Day:  
parent, mom, mommy, mother, 
holiday, motherhood, maternal, 
'mother and child', celebration

Trend #2-Mermaids

Mermaids have been showing up more and more lately in popular culture and design trends. Movies such as 'Splash', 'Aquamarine' and 'The Little Mermaid' have contributed greatly to this trend. According to some anthropologists, the idea of mermaids was one example of the emergent understanding of the ancients that human beings are both one and different than the animals, which relates well to the Team EFA focus! 

Here are some great mermaid themed items by Team EFA members:

This amazing necklace features a beautiful 
mermaid and aquamarine blue beads!

Feel like a mermaid when you pamper yourself 
with this ocean-inspired body soap!

This cute variation on the traditional mermaid is perfect 
for cat lovers, children and adults alike!

Tagging ideas for mermaid products: 
sea, ocean, mythology, mythical, 
legendary, creature

1 comment:

  1. I love the cat mermaid! Such an ingenious idea and so sweet!


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