Folk Narrative Section Opens CafePress Store
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The Folk Narrative Section is pleased to announce that we
have opened a CafePress store! CafePress allows individuals and organizations
to offer online stores with customized merchandise, and CafePress handles the
e-commerce side of things, including secure checkout and payment, as well as
order fulfillment. With no upfront costs, opening the store meant little financial
risk to the section, but hopefully lots of pleasure for our members and some
profit for our coffers. You can access our CafePress store at http://www.cafepress.com/folknarrativesection.
Through the store, we sell a variety of folk
narrative-themed merchandise, including stainless steel water bottles, travel
mugs, tea tumblers, tote bags, onesies, bumper stickers, and mouse pads. We
anticipate changing our designs each year. For 2012, our merchandise is adorned
with public domain illustrations by Anning Bell from Marian Edwardes’
translation of Grimms’ Household Tales
(1912). This year’s theme was selected to complement our section’s anticipated
activities and Stith Thompson lecture at AFS in New Orleans, which will
celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen.
So far, our members have responded enthusiastically to this
merchandise – many of them have posted pictures of their AFS Folk Narrative
Section gear to our section’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/groups/afs.folk.narrative/).
We anticipate adding additional items to our store, so keep checking and bear
in mind that it’s for a great cause.