This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

February Monthly Challenge Theme: I Love Animals

Do you LOVE animals?

Then this month’s challenge theme is perfect for you!

Simply enter a product that depicts your love for animals or something with a heart.

Here are a few examples

from our fabulous EFA team members:

I Heart My Dog By rubyandbeeboutique

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

Roger Caras

For the Love of Catnip by CrazyaboutCatnip

"I purr therefore I am, especially after catnip"

Cat Wisdom 101

Zebra Love By OceletEyes

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul

remains unawakened." Anatole France

Dog Portrait Eyes of Love By Knee Deep Originals

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

Martin Buber

Share your love for the animals by entering today!


If you are an EFA member & would like to submit an entry, please convo our Challenge Blog Leader, Jess of jessicalynneart, with the following information:

1. PROViDE the link to an item in your shop that fits the theme or has been created for the theme.

2. EXPLAiN how you think the item fits the monthly Challenge theme

3. TELL US a bit about your work/donations/volunteer work with animals or animal charities

4. TiTLE your convo with the name of the MONTH and the word CHALLENGE, for example: FEBRUARY CHALLENGE.

Two more important steps:

5. TAG your Etsy listing with the monthly Challenge theme tag (this month = teamefalove) (see the Themes-at-a-glance list for other tags). Be sure to ALSO keep your regular team tag in place, either 'team efa' or 'team efa cotm'

6. Renew your listing !

Remember, when we've received sixteen qualifying entries... these will be featured in a Treasury and in our Challenge Competition, where the winner will get a free etsy mini 1x1 advertising slot on EFA's Challenge blog the following month.

Challenge entries are also promoted on Etsy Teams, EFA's Yahoo Groups, Twitter and Facebook... so get your entries in asap...

Looking forward to seeing your heartfelt wares

Heather of TheBlueWindmill

Monthly Challenge Leader