Before I deleted all of my etsy favourites, I did manage to do a little shopping and indulge in some lovely vintage goodies. Even though I shopped at different times, as luck would have it all FOUR parcels arrived at the same time. Here’s the result of today’s mailed spoils:
This got me thinking about what I most love about receiving packages in the mail:
- The unknown element – This is especially good when you have a few parcels arrive at once. Sure you may know what you’re expecting, but you never quite know exactly when it will turn up or which package it will arrive in.
- A reminder of a certain moment – Whatever delight is coming your way must have seemed important enough for you to choose it at some prior point in time. This is like receiving a belated echo in response to a former thought. These reminders are especially good when parcels are coming from overseas, as they take longer to arrive.
- Handwritten address labels in unfamiliar hand – There’s something fascinating and strange about seeing your name and address in unfamiliar handwriting. This simply adds to the mystery of what may be contained within.
- The sound of tearing open paper parcels – This is a much less satisfying experience when opening plastic satchels. On those occasions you have to secretly hope for some tissue paper wrapping inside to achieve a similar effect.
Do you love mailed parcels too? What do you love most of all about them?