I go around in circles all the time about packaging up orders for my beads. Should I include an extra bead or two? What about fancy boxes, ribbons, gifts, thank you cards?
There are days when I feel fortunate to have had the presence of mind to put the item(s) in a little jewelry box and put in all the necessary padding and packing slip. Oh, and get it in the mail!! Occasionally I have something I can toss in the box to say thank you. I have no idea what I could have on hand to include on a regular basis! (and where did I put that box of ribbon... hmmm...)
When I order something, I generally expect the item or items I ordered. Nothing else. Is it nice to get a goodie or two? I'm on the fence about it. I love free things. But sometimes it leaves me wondering and a little uncomfortable. Am I paying for the extras in the long run? The exceptions are when I order something from someone I know, or someone from whom I've ordered before. In those cases, there is a presumption of familiarity, perhaps even friendship.
What do you think?