During the 15th Annual STI Golf Tournament, Kevin’s Cards made it’s debut to promote for the upcoming card sale at Artist Alley during the Alameda County Fair this summer. With only a limited amount of cards to sell, this was my only chance to sell out.
At first, no one was interested due to the prizes that were distributed to the golfers. However, once I made the announcement that there were cards for sale and made the promotion for the sale, it drew up a lot of interest and somehow I managed to accomplish the sell out.
In the end, I made a total of $76 after starting with about $30. This will be the starting point for the card sale and I hope it will continue to increase as more people buy my merchandise during the Alameda County Fair.
The good news is that the Kevin’s Cards Sale is still happening at Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair this summer! For anyone whose planning to attend, here’s the schedule of the actual fair and when my booth will be open:
Alameda County Fair
Dates- June 15 – July 8 (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Hours- 11 AM – 11 PM
Kevin’s Cards Sale
Dates- July 4 – July 8
Hours- Same as above (Note: Fair Closes at 6 PM July 4/Fair Gates Close at 3 PM)
The location of the booth along with the prices for the cards and other merchandise will be announced later! Hope to see you there this summer!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT!!!! Anyone who missed my past card sales or didn’t get a chance to buy any of my cards, this is your opportunity! This summer, I’m returning to Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair to sell my new cards and display my past creations.
For those who don’t know what Artist Alley is, basically a lot of local artists from the Bay Area display their masterpieces such as sculpture, jewelry, handmade crafts, or anything else creative.
This will be my third year doing it and I’m hoping for a successful sale. The first year I did it back in 2016, I only displayed my paintings and did a demonstration of some paintings I created. It was okay, but the problem was that it was a little too much work because of all the set up and clean up. Plus, I didn’t get a lot of people to come watch my demonstration.
Last year was my first card sale and it was a better idea since I didn’t have to do a live demonstration. The only downside was that I only had three days to sell everything, but not a lot of people came due to the extremely hot weather. The other thing was that I didn’t have a logo or business card at that time.
Since I have these things now, this will be one of the key points to a successful sale and this will give people a chance to contact me if they’d like to order cards.
The Alameda County Fair is June 15 – July 8 from 11 am – 11 pm (closed Monday and Tuesday), and my card sale will be the last week of the fair from the 4th of July (Fair Closes at 6 pm) – July 8.
More details will be announced later, so if you’re planning to go to the fair on those dates, I hope you stop by and buy some cards!
Today, I sold my greeting cards and paintings at the Philippine International Aid (PIA) at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency Hotel Ballroom. In addition, I gave away my new business cards with the new Kevin’s Cards logo.
Although I did get a good size crowd, it didn’t go as well as I anticipated because a majority of them bought stuff from other vendors and very few saw my booth. Although we only got about three card sales, none of the paintings were sold at all because it was difficult to display them all at once.
What did go well was that I managed to give away a good amount of business cards for people to keep in touch me. A man named Al Perez, who is an Entertainment Commissioner in San Francisco, stated that he really enjoyed my art work, and he offered me a chance to display my work at an event at the Yerba Buena Gardens. It may not be a guarantee that I’ll do it, but I’ll definitely keep in touch with him for sure!
Another element that went well was a slideshow was created to show my previous creations for those who wanted to see them all.
No matter how the sale went, one thing for sure was we managed to raise a lot of money for Save A Tahanan Inc. The next card sale that I plan to do in the future, including next year’s Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair, I’ll definitely use the things that did go well, and also create some improvements so that all of my cards can really sell like hotcakes!
Those who stopped by my booth, bought some greeting cards, and already have business cards, thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!! Anyone whose looking for cards in time for the holiday season, here’s your opportunity! Sunday, November 19, I’ll be selling my greeting cards and paintings at the Philippine International Aid (PIA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s main ballroom in Downtown San Francisco near the Ferry Building from 10 am – 4 pm .
This will be the first big sale since the Alameda County Fair’s Artist Alley this past summer! In addition to all that, I’ll be giving away my new business cards with the new logo for anyone who plans to keep in touch with me.
The PIA has a benefit luncheon that’ll cost about $150 to get in, but the boutique sale is free to get in. Here’s the price list for those who are interested in buying cards or paintings:
-6 for $5
Hope to see you there cause this will be a one day only event, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Yesterday during my grandma Rosie’s 85th birthday celebration in Fremont, about 30 cards were sold to friends and relatives, even though I wasn’t there in person.
The most popular cards that were sold were the “Snowman” because everyone was thinking about Christmas in July and “God Bless” to honor the one year anniversary of Honesto’s passing.
Overall, the card sale has started to increase since the Alameda County Fair, and we managed to raise $72 for Save A Tahanan Inc. I hope these card sales will continue to grow and I hope to create new designs for future cards!