When I look at the calendar, and it tells me that Christmas is a distant memory, and also a date too far away to count down to, I get a little discouraged. It is my favorite Holiday, after all. I love the cinnamon and pine scents wafting in the air, the crinkly wrapping paper and pretty ribbons, and all the charming holiday music. It’s springtime though, and I should be really excited about it — not waiting for winter to roll back around. Listen to me, I just survived my first Fairbanks winter, and I’m already missing the snow. Lock me up and throw away the key!
I’m lucky, though. This new photography business is taking off. I’m having a great time meeting new clients and working in the creative medium I’ve adored for so long. And even better — I get to wrap presents when it’s not Christmastime!
When a client puts in a large order, it’s half arts-and-crafts time, and half Christmas-wrapping time. Packaging photography products, and pretending it’s Christmas, is a wonderful respite from this strange Fairbanks springtime — when the daylight bleeds through our venetian blinds until midnight and then reappears as a blazing glow of orange at 5 am. The seasons take getting used to up here in interior Alaska. Which may be why I’m feeling a little nostalgic for those dark days in December — something I never thought I would say. The bright side of the dim Fairbanks December is definitely more sleep.
Anyway, I absolutely love using craft paper to cultivate a rustic, vintage feel with this Photography Product Packaging. I also had a custom stamp of my logo made by my college buddy Liz over at Lionheart Prints which I use for tags and bags. I created my own custom tissue paper using a fun camera stamp I found at a local craft store and brought in a little life by using colorful burlap ribbon and bakers twine. Delivering these ‘presents’ will be a little like Christmas in May.