the thing is... I dont have to sell them. but, I do because they pile up the ones I dont donate or actually use. because, I really enjoy making them and people kept asking to buy them so I sold some... and I do one big two day booth a year. that is starting to evolve into a spring show at the same location ( private school no telling how it would go since the fall thing has been established for like 15 years or more)
its the thrill of it I guess. and selling them in a store has no thrill, you do not get to meet the people who are so thrilled they found the perfect card for someone.
( like if you meet them in a booth in person)
I let my etsy shop go empty for the same reason. there is no personal contact of it and it makes it pointless. ( for me ) because, I will buy the new toys and create the new projects regardless of how many actually are sold. ( and they are not sold at a profit ) so...