About 10 days ago I made a couple of etsy purchases.
Last night they arrived in the post. How lovely. They exceeded my expectations. Both were sent in beautiful packages. With extra things, small notes, hand wrapping, delicate touches. It was so joyous.
One came from Paris the other from Los Angeles. These cities are foreign to me and I don't know anyone who lives there, but here I was receiving gifts from far away places, wrapped in personal touches with hope and pride attached to each one. I know I did pay for them. But it felt so much nicer than a purchase from a normal shop, a grumpy sales girl going through the motions, trapped in her air conditioned mall.
I love it. Etsy you are so special.