Since I am planning to open my Etsy shop at the beginning of February, I wanted to make sure that I am fully prepared. I have a few items in stock, I am almost finished writing out the product descriptions, now I’ve started thinking of shipping.
To be honest, wrapping is not my forte. I pride myself in being a good gift-giver, I really try to find special, unique gifts that suit the person’s personality and interests. But wrapping…..well…. I tend to run out of steam there.
So I knew I had to enlist the help of one of my friends who is famous for her artistic way of wrapping. I personally call her the “wrapping queen”. We made a date and were both psyched and bursting with ideas. Then unfortunately life got in the way, so we talked about it instead of meeting, and I tried a few things on my own. Not quite the same….
Now I am not sure what made me think that I could make my own boxes, but it was a complete failure ( I have to admit that the absence of a ruler may have had something to do with it). After a few frustrating hours and disastrous attempts, I do have a good idea of what I want the packaging to look like.
(the box you see here is one I already had, that I simply wrapped in kraft paper)
I find it’s so wonderful to open a prettily wrapped package, full of anticipation of what’s inside. It always puts a smile on my face, and I want whoever purchases my knits from Etsy to feel that it’s a special item, and to know that a lot of care and thought was invested in every aspect of it.