Just so y’all know, I had to look up the spelling for how to saying “good-bye” in German. I was WAY off.
I hate burning DVDs. I LOATHE burning DVDs. All of yesterday was spent catching up on burning disks (I think I burned 10-15 yesterday) and it’s nothing short of infuriating- they take fo. eva. So when my disk and disk-packaging supply began to run low, I rejoiced! I finally had an excuse to start looking at switching methods.
My good friend Rebekah recently transitioned to flash drives and while I was originally turned off by the price increase from disks to drives, when she told me that it takes minutes instead of hours to prep a flash drive? I was SOLD. So I’ve been biding my time, slowly burning through my supply of 100 custom DVDs, waiting for the moment when I could finally break free of these lackluster disks.
I realize that’s all very melodramatic. The point is, I burned my LAST disk today! It was at the exact same time that I used up my last DVD box, so I’m making a clean break both from the DVDs AND my old packaging, embracing a totally new method of delivery to go along with my new brand. New packaging, new colors, new everything. I placed the thumb drive order yesterday with FlashBay and I will most definitely be stalking the UPS guy until they’re delivered.
Something I’m learning now that this is my full-time job is that if you CAN automate it? You should. So as much as I love my hand-stamped, hand-embossed DVD cases with handmade packaging to tie it all together, it’s just not practical anymore. The new flash drive packaging will still have handmade elements to it, but because of how much more “ready-made” it is, I’ll be able to stop procrastinating and start getting my clients’ thumb drives to them in a more timely manner! SO EXCITED FOR THIS!
Here’s a last look at my soon-to-be-history DVD packaging. So long, suckahs!