Three copies of my book arrived a couple of days ago. They are just the early copies before the main shipment arrives next week. I’ve been testing out some packaging ideas, as you can see. I wanted to create a natural look and ensure that most of the materials are compostable too. But I also wanted to give the feel of receiving a vintage style, gardening package. A bit like how I imagine ordering seeds would have been in the 50s.
As it turns out I can’t send straw, and for very good reason. So I decided to create some ‘straw-like’ material out of kraft paper. So the book will be packed in this. Then I thought it would be nice to wrap each book up like a present and tie it with garden twine, old-school parcel style. This is an example of the books that will be sent out with seeds (European countries)…
…and here’s an example of those that will be sent out with stickers (outside Europe). All of this means that I’ll be busy wrapping and tying packages. But I think it’s worth it to get that ‘garden’ feel.
The books won’t ship until after April 20th but you can pre-order them now from my Jackson’s Garden Etsy page and I’ll get them out as soon as I can. If anyone has any great packaging ideas or sources then I’d love to know about it. Maybe, I could do something completely different for book two.