Connie Norman
Connie Norman

Love An Ugly Box! Reduce * Reuse * Recycle


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My very good friend Daren Clary designed this logo for me to stamp on my very Ugly boxes.  I’ve decided to try to reduce my carbon foot by reusing what I can.  I am recycling all my boxes when I ship my pottery.  I really struggled with reusing my boxes, when a customer purchases one of my pots, I want to look professional, and make a good impression when it arrives at it’s new home.  Yes, a brand new box looks prettier, but seconds after the moment of excitement, you probably break it down and throw it away.  

With the help of my husband Todd, and with Daren’s great logo.  I feel much better about sending an Ugly box to my customers.  So now I say, “This box may be ugly, but you know that it’s been reused and to me reducing our carbon foot print is more beautiful than even the nicest packaging!!!

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4 Responses to “Love An Ugly Box! Reduce * Reuse * Recycle”

  1. La Casa Mexicana Says:

    We too use used boxes and they aren’t all beautiful! There is a note on our web site that explains this, but I’m sure that 90% of the people don’t read the “policy!” I love the idea of the “Love and Ugly Box” and not only do you reuse the box, but I’m sure you have inspired the receivers to use the box again as well! Who knows? That same ugly box might get shipped ten times before finally retiring to the recycle bin!

  2. Connie Says:

    It is a great idea, I’m so glad my husband came up with it. I would agonize over using a used box, and I had so many. Writing the note freed me of using pristine boxes. I haven’t heard back from any customers about the recycled boxes. So I guest they don’t have a problem about. I hope they are inspired to keep reusing them. Thanks for visiting my site.

  3. david wilson Says:

    is it ok if i use your label and make my own stickers for my box’s using your idea I love the thought of reusing box’s for shipping

  4. Connie Says:

    Sure David, Just make sure you give Daren credit for his great design.