When it comes to my own Etsy shop I take great care to wrap every purchase in white tissue paper tied with French linen twine which I stock up on every time I go to France. I include a hand written note to each person with a little paper ephemera gift (usually a small pile of confetti/table scatter birds cut from vintage sheet music but occasionally something else if I'm out of sheet music). I feel that when my parcel arrives people already know what they've ordered, but it's nice to open it up like it's a little gift.
I but many things from Etsy but some things come just in a box or a bag so I love it when other sellers take the time to wrap their items with love and attention to detail.
I recently bought something from Andrea from Faded Plains and she is clearly someone who puts a huge amount of thought into her packaging. In fact, my package arrived before I left for work but when I pulled it out of the bag it came in I left it sitting there so I could really enjoy opening it when I got home later.
My package came wrapped in old print, and tied up with string with lovely little bits tucked underneath - a cute doily, a maths flash card, a little Italian flash card and a little card with 'S' for Sam on it.
All of these bits have found a place in my craft room. The little S card is right next to my wooden S.
The little Italian flash card fits perfectly under my lovely flower picture which was a gift from Kat.
And the little maths card is under my blackboard just in case I need to practise my sums!
Thank you Andrea - I love my new work apron but also love the little extras you sent too.