Black Friday Holiday Boutique 2014

black-friday-holiday-boutique-14If you have an online business or etsy shop you’d like to promote this holiday season,


Join Somewhat Simple & Craftaholics Anonymous for our annual


General Information:

What you get: Your shop featured on and Black Friday thru Cyber Monday.

Reserve your spot: There are a limited number of booths available. Last year the vendor spots filled up FAST, so if you are interested in reserving your own online booth, don’t wait- act now!

Dates: This boutique will go live at 12:01am the day after Thanksgiving. It will remain on both sites for all of Black Friday, all of Saturday & Sunday, and all of Cyber Monday.

Cost: We have a couple different options available- basic ads and premium. All reservations are booked by the form below and they are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Shop Discounts: To be a vendor at this boutique, please offer a discount for our readers. Remember, this is the biggest shopping weekend of the year and the better the discount, the better your sales will be! Some examples of a discount could be free shipping, free gift wrap, free item with purchase or a percentage off the price.


Great! All ads will be reserved by using the form at the bottom of this post. Here is what to do next:

1. Create an image:

  • All images need to be 600×250 pixels or they will look stretched and blurry.
  • If you are unsure how to make one, we recommend visiting and creating a collage- you’ll be surprised at how easy it is!
  • Images that feature your products will do better than an image of your shop logo.

2. Choose an ad:

  • The PREMIUM package includes a 600 x 250 pixel image that will rotate among 4 other premium ads at the top of the boutique.
  • The BASIC ad includes a 600 x 250 pixel image and will rotate under the 5 premium ads.

3. Click “Buy Now” and follow the prompts.


  • The dates listed in the description of the ad spot are not accurate- all ads will go live on Black Friday, not the date mentioned.
  • Please email if you have questions BEFORE you book your spot.

Again, all reservations are final and cannot be changed.


1. Cater to all price ranges. You will have people visiting your shop with different budgets. Make sure there is something for everyone.

2. Stock up your store. The more you have to sell, the more time people will spend browsing your shop and the more likely they are to find something they love!

3. Help advertise this boutique! If we work together, our shopping crowd will be even bigger! Blog about it, use Facebook and Twitter and email everyone you know!


Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Tricia M

    Has this sold out? I’m not seeing the form to apply?

    1. 1.1

      Hi Tricia, No it hasn’t sold out yet. I had a technical error {my fault!!} and the widget wasn’t showing. I have updated it and it is now showing on the post. If you can’t see it still, hold down the Shift Button and then click Refresh and it should pop right up! Let me know if you have any problems! :)

  2. 2

    I also do not see the form???

    1. 2.1

      So sorry about that, Lisa! That was my error. I have fixed the widget and it is now showing. If you can’t see it still the sign up, hold down the Shift Button and then click Refresh and it should pop right up! Let me know if you have any problems! :)

  3. 3

    Does it run for two months or just the Black Friday weekend? It says two months in the ad.

    1. 3.1

      Hi Amy! The post will remain very visible on both blogs’ home pages during the Black Friday weekend. After that, the post will still be up through Christmas, just not on the homepage anymore. So you’ll still get traffic through Christmas from it. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  4. 4

    Just a quick FYI – I have an adblocker installed and I couldn’t see the widget to apply/buy ad until I shut it off for this page, just in case anyone else is still having trouble! Took me a few minutes before I said “Oh yeah, DUH, ad/popup blocker” :D

  5. 5

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest for Black Friday. Love your ideas and thanks for doing the handmade gift exchanges. I’ve had a lot of fun when I’ve done them and have received awesome gifts.

  6. 6

    This will be my first ad like this. I’d really love to participate but do you mind showing me a few examples of ads we should post? I’m not sure what I should do! Thank you!!

      1. Thank you!!! I just completed my order. I’m excited! :)