Little boxes. Small packages. There is something appealing about them, even when they don't contain anything.
Or when they contain something surprising and silly, like this match box that my friend Carrie Mercer gave me years ago. (She sells a few zines in her Etsy shop, Alterior Motives/Cocoanap.)
Etsy shop The Paper Assembly makes a variety of finely crafted little boxes. Lately she has added house-shaped boxes.
|Small house box from The Paper Assembly|
An exquisite small-box maker here in Minneapolis is Jody Williams, aka Flying Paper Press. She calls her handcrafted containers, which are artfully arranged with artifacts and natural specimens, "Not Empty Boxes." They are like miniature cabinets of curiosities.
|Transformation specimen box by Jody Williams|
My own little boxes are much simpler (and cheaper!). You not only get to decide what to put in them (chocolates come to mind, always), but you get to assemble them as well. They are just 2 inches square.
|Mindfulness DIY box/cube|
|Holiday DIY box/cube|
I've created a Pinterest board for little boxes; you could follow it if you like that sort of thing.