DIY

The Magic of Creating and Sending Packages

10/07/2010

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What makes you happier than a kitten at a sushi carnival? Is it a super special gift in the mail especially for you? Handcrafted and prepared with love?

It’s almost like a holiday everyday that a package comes in the mail, packages from friends stuffed with glitter, tissue paper and sweet smelling fragrance.

Shake it and it almost sounds like candies are inside.. small trinkets rolling around under larger, sweetly wrapped gifts stored in cupcakes and hearts. When you open the package the smell of perfume and a cloud of glitter dust fills the air. When you look inside you see bags, paper and stickers decorating the precious gifts inside.

Packages, and even envelopes stuffed with surprises, are a favorite past time of many friends who have ever experienced a long distance relationship or taken a trip from home. There was nothing I loved more than stuffing packages with gifts of cuteness when in Japan, so excited when my best friends would recieve the silly gifts and laugh.

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Give it a Try

They’re as fun to send as they are to recieve. Try it.

Package decorating and stuffing is a bit of a crazy obsession in cute land. I know many girls use character tape (myself included), markers and more to make a statement before the box is even opened. If you’re sending a package, why not make it really special miseducated style?

You can make package contents as well as buying them. I have friends whom I swap kitschy antiques with and friends whom I share all of my ‘oldskool’ saved stationary with.. (I might as well use it before I die, right? What point is there in hoarding all of this cuteness??)

It’s easy to try. Start by sending your best friend a letter stuffed with some cute trinkets next time you go on a trip — chances are you’ll inspire her as well! Send a letter filled with stickers and stationary, it doesn’t have to be quite so taxing in these crazy economic times.

Who said you have to grow up and leave penpals behind? Slipping in a letter is sweet too, in the world of emails we all appreciate to see a little handwritten note every now and again!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Cate 10/07/2010 at 12:31 pm

    I agree I love getting and sending mail, I always make sure my Etsy parcels involve a nice little surprise and are sweety wrapped. Mail is a great way to bring an instant smile to your face πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kayleigh 10/07/2010 at 3:40 pm

    I would love “clouds of glitter” on my floor! πŸ˜€ lol

    This is such an amazing & adorable idea ^___^
    I actually made a “box full of love” for my boyfriend a couple weeks ago – it didn’t have much in it, just some baked cookies (that took me all day lol), a small picture of a sparkly heart key drawn in pen, & a foam heart covered in plaid fabric that said “I love you!” written in glitter πŸ™‚

    I could have done more if I had more ideas, but he is a guy after all lol

  • Reply Amber RenΓ©e 10/07/2010 at 11:07 pm

    Eeep! I agree that Etsy purchases are fun to pack as well.. I do silly things to make each purchase special, wrap it in cute paper, etc. It really makes the recipient smile, I bet! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Chelsea 10/12/2010 at 5:44 pm

    I love getting that cute touch done when I buy from Etsy! It leaves an impression on me which I think is good business! πŸ™‚

    I think this is one of the reasons I love having pen pals so much. I can attacks the letters I send with the best stickers, stationary and deco tape I’ve got! 😐

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