Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yay! Snail Mail!

I'm so happy that Canada Post's strike is over. It's hard to believe we went just over three weeks without mail. In some ways it's telling of the day and age when the country didn't collapse as a result...but it sure was a pain in the butt! I enjoy getting things in the mail, after all. When I was a teenager and before the Internet, I had loads of penpals and every day was a new opportunity to see what my German, Canadian and American friends were up to.

But, thanks to the strike, I haven't been listing much for sale online. I meant to write an earlier blog post about the digital downloads section on my Artfire shop. The most popular item are the mini calendars, but occasionally something else sells. I love the digital download idea - shipping is free, fairly fast and you can print as many or as little as you need. It's hard predicting just what people want though. Google Analytics tells me that most people would prefer it if they could download things for free :-D $1 is practically free, no?

Here's the newest digital download - a 4.25x5.5" notecard of a Canada Goose that is made for Avery notecards 8315 or similar notecard paper.

Goose Card


  1. Very nice card! Glad your strike is over I am sure that it was frustrating! :-)

  2. Nice Card Christine ;o) Yeh, the strike is over! Party! LOL!

  3. I'll be partying when the books I ordered arrive Stacy!

    Yup Crystal, it was so frustrating. Canada Post also delivers flyers, so now we're getting expired flyers. Sigh!

  4. Yay, so happy the strike is over, that way a pain. Digital downloads, great idea - love the Geese!

  5. Totally Pam! We're finding old mail is trickling in. I wasn't able to get down to the river this year to see the geese and goslings, oh well!

  6. I only got to the lake a few times to see them, would have liked to go back but too many bees out.