Mailmen (& Women) Take Care!!!
I was most perturbed this week to hear from one of my buyers, who told me that her artwork had been 'bent double' into her mailbox by the Postie! Now I always try to make my packages 'bend proof' by making them think / stiff enough so they can't be bent, so I can only think that my customer's post man had forced the package over his knee to force it to bend. I always put plenty of thick sellotape round too, to make my parcels stiffer, as sellotape is difficult to bend when it's wide and stuck down To add insult to injury the customs form on the parcel clearly stated that the contents contained original artwork! Who would bend this???
My customer was very gracious about it, but I still felt awful, for her, and for myself - did I pack it well enough? I have been sending artwork all over the world for years and I've never had this happen before, so I doubt if it's my poor packing skills. However my lovely customer now has an artwork with a crease right down the middle. Not a good outcome. I wonder if she just got a rogue mailman that day - they can't all be that slap dash, at best, or wantonly destructive, at worst? So postal workers, please take care with our packages!!!
(The artwork above was not the artwork that was bent - illustrative purposes only.)