Friday, February 20, 2009

Buyer's Notes: A Little Sumthin' Sumthin'

Last week I posted about standing out with packaging and I suppose this too would count as packaging but I like to refer to it as the little sumthin' sumthin' factor.

Sometimes sellers go that extra mile even after the transaction is complete. Take for instance this package I received from Bonbon Oiseau...

Handwritten note. Heart confetti (it was right around Valentines Day). Raffia bow. Beautifully shredded tissue paper. Cute little "about" packet. Brooch pinned to a branded heavy stock card and delicately tucked away in a glassine/wax bag.

So not only was the brooch beautiful, but Deb's little sumthin' sumthin' brought the opening-package ceremony experience to a different level. For me, she created a very clear Bonbon Oiseau brand experience.

Do you little sumthin' sumthin'?


Melissa de la Fuente said...

Wonderful! I completely agree! The little extra special touches mean so much and Deb's is wonderful.
That brooch is so stunning....even more so in person!

Diana said...

Thats really beautiful!! Plus, your blog is really very cool and interesting to read!

Happy blogging!~


Clementine said...

ooooh, that "about" package is a fantastic idea! I don't do sumthin' sumthin' but this is great food for thought!

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic!! Thanks for posting - I'm sure that meant a lot to the artist, who spent time thinking and planning that! Love it.

Vana said...

Isn't she lovely? I treasure the piece i own of hers...

Casey said...

I love getting a little extra like that. sometimes the packages is so pretty I almost don't want to disturb it

Edie said...

I always do a little sumthin' sumthin' ...!! :) these pics are wowing, I gotta step it up!

blue moss said...

i love good packaging!! and this is so beautiful

liz elayne lamoreux said...

this is really fantastic! so beautiful.

Marichelle said...

hi everyone!
Thanks Melis!
Diana I'm so glad you're enjoying Heart Handmade!
Cassie, I know! Another thing to add to the growing list of to do's right?!??
Thanks Laurel!
Vana, Deb's pieces are so special. I love my new brooch and have been transferring it back and forth between my two coats!
Casey, that's exactly how I felt about this one!
Edie, let me know what you end up doing!
Michelle, I'm definitely a sucker for good packaging.
hi Liz! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

would you believe i JUST saw this post M?
I mean...I guess I spend so much time packaging this stuff i miss out on the important things! THANK YOU!!! So glad you liked!