I like to add extra bits and lavish, fancy packaging in with my Etsy orders: flyers, origami cranes, a mini-zine, fake tattoos (to encourage more rock’n’roll string playing), envelopes festooned with stickers and stamps.
Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I for one appreciate getting lavishly packaged and lovingly assembled things through the post and (QED) so must other people, right? It makes the otherwise stony-faced lady at the post office smile, at least.
For some reason, I’ve had a shitload of orders this week and I don’t know why. I spoke to an Etsy-expert friend about this: apparently, that’s just how it goes sometimes.