Friday, August 10, 2012

Christmas Packaging Vintage Style

Everything business related I read or come across says sellers should plan ahead for the Christmas rush by figuring out their holiday packaging during summer's down time.

Normally, I wrap each jewelry item in a vintage handkerchief, and place it in a scalloped edge box. I also always add a Holy Card.

Vintage Handkerchief angel and Madonna and Child gift tag.
For Christmas, I discovered these adorable angels made from vintage handkerchiefs, with crocheted wings and heads. They are sold by Nelia's Primitive Place on Ebay. I realized I could wrap my jewelry pieces around them, or hang earrings from them before placing them in a box.

Vintage style Madonna and child and vintage handkerchief angel.
I also discovered these beautiful, handmade holiday tags by Luvcrystals on Etsy.  I love the vintage look these tags have. Now, all I need is a little ribbon to wrap the boxes in!


  1. So very beautiful Leigh!! Packaging is so important and I am not sure everyone realizes that. I too pack like it is a gift, I add a free extra like a holy card and also a tag or whatever else 'goes' with what they bought. I always receive excellent feedback where they mention this too. You can't just shove something in an envelope and send it.

  2. ITA, Donna! I believe that packaging is one way sellers of handmade goods can help themselves stand out from the mainstream.

  3. This is such a beautiful idea ... thanks for sharing.

    Love and Light always