Anyone who has had the privilege over the last month of receiving a gorgeous gift from mirror mirror (a small, but thankfully growing, elite) may have noticed that our products now come wrapped even more stunningly than before.
We made a decision early on to wrap beautifully everything that we send out – whether it’s a gift or not. We wanted people who order from mirror mirror to be really thrilled when they open their box and it’s a way that we can differentiate ourselves a little bit from our competition.
I have cursed this decision on many occasions when I’ve been up to the wee small hours packaging up parcels, but we know from our customer feedback that it’s something our customers really appreciate.
The other slight problem is that I have always been absolutely dreadful at wrapping parcels and however hard I tried the packages often looked like they’d been wrapped by someone with flippers rather than hands.
All that has now changed thanks to the wonderful Jane Means – the giftwrap guru. Just after Christmas my friend Emmeline (garden designer extraordinaire) and I treated ourselves to a personal giftwrapping course from Jane. We had a really fun day and picked up loads of tips and tricks. Some of them were very obvious to all but me – have sharp scissors, cut your paper properly to size, don’t use that slithery silvery paper that doesn’t crease, use double-sided sticky tape for a neater finish, tidy up as you go along etc. etc but others, such as the cellophane technique and the pleating for cylinders technique have been worth their weight in gold, particularly as mirror mirror has so many awkward-shaped objects to wrap.
Anyway, I was so delighted with how my parcels looked over the weekend, that I thought I’d take a photo to show you…