Monday, November 08, 2010
The Great Holiday Gift Wrapping Dilemma
It's that time of year again. These are the days when I become obsessed over my holiday packaging. This is the big question I've never been able to answer.(Much like the chicken and egg question) When you order a gift, either from me or another handmade maker, do you open the package if it's wrapped to see your item, or do you leave it wrapped until it's time to give the gift?
All through the year I send out my packages wrapped in brown Kraft paper and white string. I've always liked this look especially for the journals; it feels nostalgic and just seems right. But the Holidays are a different story. I like to be a little more festive since I know so many of these journals and accessories will be for gift giving. This will be my 3rd Holiday season in business and I've never been able to put a rest to this mystery.
The first year I sent out all my journals in drawstring muslin bags. These were extra nice.... but costly! I would have liked to continue these, but in the end thought it just wouldn't be sustainable in the long run. Last year I just used the brown paper and red string, or some nicely colored yarn. I know, I know, you're thinking, "How imaginative, Julie." Well, I knew I was going to be the featured seller on Etsy for a few days in December so that was my focus last year, so I didn't obsess as much about packaging. As long as the journals were made to the best of my ability and they were wrapped in something, I was happy.
I hope you'll like it! It's earth friendly, cost effective, and good lookin'. Really when it comes down to it, it's what's inside that wrapping that matters the most. Right?
Coming this week: Special Edition 2011 One Year Leather Diaries, and oh my are they special. I can't wait to show you! Stay tuned......