In response to the outcry for more fairness and diversity within Etsy features, Etsy has introduced the Holiday Promotions forum section allowing sellers to promote holiday items in themed threads. This is nothing more than sticking a pacifier in the seller mouth as sellers promoting to one another is, for the most part, a big time-waster. This merely serves as a distraction to keep the little Etsy seller from realizing he or she is not represented on the front page, in the Etsy finds, on the Etsy FB page, the Etsy blog, or in the local Whole Foods. Or, in browse or search, for that matter.
Bah humbug, Etsy. Keep your gift.