So I woke up to a great day today! I went into the living room and saw a package on the armchair near our front door. I looked at it and my heart leapt with joy as soon as I saw this.
It was for me! I had ordered from a website from one of my favorite goth bands- Collide. Their stuff is handmade and I heard of good quality, so I finally ordered some stuff. Little did I know how awesome the packaging would be! I cut open the big envelope carefully with scissors (I am a horrible HORRIBLE letter opener) and out slipped this.
It was my whole order, carefully wrapped with black tissue paper and sealed with this sticker/stamp.
I love that emblem! I carefully peeled back the sticker (to save) and this was what my order looked like.
At first I thought I got the wrong order because there was so much paper stuff enclosed, but I had opened the package so I thought "Might as well go on." They also enclosed a sweet treat for me too. :3
At the top of the paper pile was a cardboard paper note (you can see it in the photo above the candy, I don't want to post too many photos and kill your computers), the insides of which said...
My heart stopped. The two main members of the band are kaRIN and Static, and from what I've seen from her fans photos... THIS IS HER SIGNATURE!!!!!!! I did a little spooky dance then moved on to the rest of the stack.
Another industrial band that is pretty cool is Android Lust. I've heard of them but never bought or listened to them, but I'm definitely inspired now.
Just below that flier I saw this. I recognized the signature immediately, but didn't understand why she'd sign a small booklet flier.
I FLIPPED out!!! A SIGNED POSTER from one of my favorite bands! And I didn't buy it! They just included it because they're awesome like that! BOTH OF THEM SIGNED IT.
This is why I had to post something about my order- with small handmade vendors, they genuinely care about their customers. They don't just jam your order into a hacky sack and mail it to you, they care about their customers. These are people who are touched that people actually want to buy their things. With the rise of commercialism and monopolizations of corporations, people are getting lost. But with smaller vendors, not only do you get awesome things, but you know it's one of a kind and unique in it's own aspect.
Look at my next post to see what I actually ordered, haha! <3!