I love giving gifts and even more love giving a gift that is just as pretty outside as inside! When the person I am giving a gift to receives a specially wrapped gift they feel special. When I opened Whimsy I knew I wanted each customer to feel and know just how special he/she is. I want each purchase to feel as if they just received a gift. Packaging is so important and it is so fun to get creative! The way you present gifts (or in my case purchases) is your time to BE ORIGINAL - show the mood you are in or how festive you are feeling. Since opening, each season I like to add a little "something" to my bags to go with the holiday theme. I've had stars, hearts, snowflakes, butterflies, birds, flowers and others all made from vintage book and music note paper. I love using vintage colored ribbons and paper shreds! I just love my bags and love that my customers appreciate them!
I've been using my polka dot and stripe paper since day one! I love it!
I had a friend tell me that another shop in my town is using paper items to decorate their bags. Sure enough today a customer walked in with....
Yep, a bird! Yep, made of vintage paper!
Such a cute picture and she bought a beautiful black rose bracelet to match her outfit!
I didn't give her a bag because she wore it home:) heh!
Being original can be difficult because there is always someone somewhere that has a similar vision you do...When a situation like this happens I remind myself that it could be and hopefully is unintentional!
I know I am original and so proud of my work!