We went to a family wedding recently and apart from an excuse to get all dressed up, it is also an excuse to make a present and wrap it up nicely.
I love a bit of pretty gift wrapping.
There is so much choice out there now, whether it is on the internet or in the shops.
It is hard to decide which decoration to go with. Sometimes I am inspired by the gift that is being wrapped, sometimes it is inspired by something I’ve seen, my favourite colour at the time or any number of other things on the day.
This particular one caught my eye because of the turquoise green (one of my favourite colours in all it’s variables and a beautiful bluer version features heavily in the graphics my sister designed for my logo, site and cards).
I love gift wrapping my makes when they go off to customers too and one of my regular clients actually gets me to post it direct to the recipient with a gift message in her words. She likes it because it makes it much more like the other on line services when shopping (instead of little old me in my workroom).
I don’t charge for the gift wrapping above and beyond the normal P&P because I think it should all be part of the service and hopefully it is something that your customers will appreciate and remember.
I was inspired to explore this having received a beautifully packaged fabric bowl from Dear Emma and I haven’t looked back. It is a lovely way to ‘finish’ your project and see it on it’s way to it’s new home.