10/14/2008

Packaging with Care

With the holiday season quickly approaching I thought I would share the importance of packaging. While it's certainly most important to keep in mind durability and assurance that your item makes it to the recipient in it's intended condition and not mangled in transition. But it's also a good idea to create a beautiful package that will make a lasting first impression. I hope that when someone receives an item from me that they see the extra care taken to make them feel special and that it builds their excitement and anticipation to open their new item! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you should go into great expense or make it extra fancy. In fact my packaging is very simple yet sophisticated. I try to keep in mind the values I find important when creating my work, including quality, simplicity and the environment. I don't like to use a lot of excess paper with lots of dyes, or unnecessary bubble wrap. But I still want it to be fun and reflect my shop. So many times I use brown paper with black accents including ribbons and shredded paper for fun and protection.

This is usually how I package my framed digital illustrations and art prints.

This one I've shown before, but it's a good example of how I send my cuffs.

So the next time you send out one of your items you care so much about be sure to show your care in packaging too! Keep in mind what's important to you and reflect your shop well. And remember it doesn't just have to be a standard for the holidays you can do it all year round.

8 comments:

Kari said...

That is very nice packaging! I agree with you about the importance.

Morrigan said...

Really nice!

Forever Foxed said...

Hello, thanks for dropping by my blog and your kind words.
Your packaging is lovely. Mine needs working on, I think!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for sharing-you have very impressive packaging. Packaging has been a bit of a conundrum for me, trying to keep green has limited my options for pretty. I'm open if you have any green recommendations.

Christina Silverio said...

Very very well said. Now that's something I really want to work on; your packaging is lovely!

fookaDESIGNS said...

Thanks everyone! Your comments are much appreciated and I'm so glad this post was useful.

T.Allen...I feel your frustration with finding pretty packaging that is also green. My best recommendation would be to find some recycled papers that would go with your theme or compliment your product well. Simplicity is always best! IMO :)

All the best!
Shanon

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Thank you for highlighting this subject. It's helpful that yours are framed, too, as we sell photos and keeping them dry and safe for the journey through the USPS is a challenge. :0)

Tina
Pfeiffer Photos

GreenSpaceGoods said...

gorgeous. :)

We also use the unbleached packing paper. It's so versatile and surprisingly elegant.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin