Although initially worried about what people would think about boxes arriving with graphics turned inside out and former contents scribbled out in giant magic marker, I should not have been. Many of the people who buy and sell on Etsy have a healthy appreciation for the value of recycling. These postcards above from Harvest Moon By Hand are just one great example of turning old boxes into something new, beautiful and functional!
And it is not just the sellers who show their appreciation through creativity, my buyers have shown their appreciation as well! It is not uncommon for me to send off an item packed up in clearly recycled materials, and, to have the buyer thank me for it specifically. Just last week I'd sent off a package in an inside-out sugar box. Here is the note I received from the buyer:
My package from you arrived today-
just in time to start my thanksgiving project!
Love your "green" shipping too btw.How "sweet" is that?