As I am always chattering about detail, I thought I would do a packaging blog. One of the nice things about ordering from individuals as opposed to big companies is the detail in the packaging. I love receiving nice parcels wrapped in tissue and ribbon. The boys get very excited if free sweets are involved (we have had a few mini packets of Haribo in our time amongst others), I have had some lovely bookmark cards and I love a pretty business card….I am thinking of getting a spot in my studio, just for displaying business cards. Some of the big companies also do it well, ISAK are sending out their new trays etc in a bag (the below was a recent Wedding present I bought for a friend, it’s one of those great repeat gifts, I also bought it for my husband on our 5yr Wedding Anniversary as 5yrs is wood and the tray is made from birch).
I notice that MOO MiniCards pop up a lot. I am also a big fan of these, they cost £10 for 100 and you can have up to 100 digital images. I have used these as party invites in the past, I am a fan of their NoteCards and stickers as well.
With The Linen Cat I like to keep a colour theme going, green features a lot, both on my text and wrapping. Bigger items are packed with a mini butterfly lavender bag attached to my business card. I would love to be more eco-friendly but I also feel I have to be sure items arrive in a good condition, and certainly for the larger, pricier things (especially linen cats/bunnies) that generally means plastic features somewhere. Sadly the bio-degradable plastic and ‘paper’ jiffys are very expensive, I hope eventually to be able to upgrade to these but at the moment I need to keep my costs down. I do post in cardboard where possible.
I can’t finish this post without a mention of some lovely recent deliveries. I ordered the British Biscuit Box from Treaclezoo for my son’s Birthday (he is very into play food at the moment and it makes a change from plastic Gormiti or Ben 10) and it came beautifully packaged….notice the lovely stickers from MOO print, how cute are they?
And finally, purely for myself I had to order some postcards from HidenSeek as I am just a little bit in love with them. This was the most delightful package to get, the envelope and hand written letter give a really personal touch and the business card is a beautiful object in it’s own right.
I am all for supporting small business and individuals and love that extra care and personal touch that you get.