Hello I’m back with a new blog post after a month of being ill twice and a short holiday to Wales!
I’ve recently finished my series of Pride Ponies representing the identities that make up the LGBTQ acronym. I’m thinking I will initially sell the series as greetings cards but tempted to do a postcard set of the series.
As well as finishing this series I have also designed a new Christmas card coming soon to my Etsy shop!
Hello 👋 I am back! After some busy past weeks normal blogging to resume now! Without further ado let’s get into it! on Saturday 17th August I did my first official Memeow Gifts Stall at Warwickshire Pride which was held in leamington Spa pump room gardens.
I setup the stall at 8am with the help of my Dad and Jon my partner. Arranged tables, put up gazebo, hung the Memeow Gifts banner and set out the Merch! The event started at 11am so we had a bit of time to soak in the atmosphere before the event got busier. Memeow T-shirt, rainbow shorts, money belt, I was all prepared for 11!
The event had a great turn out with many atendees throughout the day. I was very impressed with how many people came along undeterred from the hateful acts preceding the event – rainbow flags ripped down from the shopping centre promoting the event and death threats sent to the Warwickshire Pride fb page. The day was full of acceptance, happiness, laughter and love, a stark contrast from these hateful acts from small minded people.
As Gaga says “It’s always wrong to hate but it’s never wrong to love”
Lots of people stopped at the stall and looked at the range of Merch so far. It was interesting to see how people responded to the products as the LGBTQ community is my main audience with Memeow Gifts. One of my main reasons for setting up Memeow Gifts was to bring more LGBTQ visibility to the Greetings card market. I would have liked to make a few more sales but then again this was a fairly small event compared to some of the bigger prides and was great to support my local pride event.
I also gained some good feedback with which designs sold well or got a good response. The free MemeowGifts.com stickers went down very well especially with kids and the younger crowd.
The weather was good for the event with lots of sunshine and no sign of rain throughout the day. It was however very windy which meant that I had to keep being aware of the products/flyers attempting to fly away! I did manage to break away from the stall for a couple of moments throughout the day and was impressed with the amount of entertainment on offer, I also enjoyed the rainbow pony!
All in all it was a great day and look forward to attending again next year!