Valentines Approaches: If That Filled You With Planning Anxiety, Read This

That’s right. Valentines approaches, and you're SO will be expecting something. We don’t care what you get her, and she won’t either, as long as you package it the right way. An old friend of ours, Bill, demonstrated this concept perfectly. He used to buy thoughtful gifts, only to present them in the most horrible, 5-second-effort way. The results were always no bueno.

Then he discovered the Digi-way.

This Valentines Day, don’t be Bill. If this custom-tissue wrap with a handcrafted flower isn’t for you, we get it. And we can make it even simpler.

Check out the pre-made customizable gift bag designs available on Zazzle. Upload a recent pic of the two of you, order, and be on your happy way to a lovely holiday.

Interested in ordering your custom Valentines gift bag? Save yourself the anxiety of planning out how to make Valentines special and order yours today

Stylish Store Modern Mija Shares about their Small-Business Startup Success

We love our custom tissue paper customers since they are so often creative people who love to make their interesting products special! A repeat customer of ours, Modern Mija, is turning one this month and has seen so much success that they are opening a brick-and-mortar store. We sat down with Emily Sharp, owner and buyer at this trendy and stylish clothing shop for kids. We wanted to understand her tips for success when you are starting a new, unique business that is born out of a passion—in this case, a passion for modern threads, decor, and lifestyle.

Modern Mija

Why are you passionate about your shop? I am one of those rare people that has a pretty balanced left and right brain so I love being creative and artsy but also have a very practical, business side. I have struggled in various jobs to find a way to satisfy both sides, but Modern Mija has finally allowed me that balance. I am so passionate about it for many reasons.

1) I love working with kids and moms. We have a really good relationship with our customers, whether that's personally because they are local, or online through social media. We try our best to not only make money doing what we love but give back to children and moms as well. Being successful is important to us simply so we can give back even more in the years to come. We’ve been lucky to have customers that share the same motto so we added a “Donate” page to our website to allow our customers to add a donation onto their purchase to one of the many amazing charities we support. That has been the most fulfilling part of our business journey.

2) I love discovering new and exciting brands/items to introduce to my customers. Being a buyer is like hunting for treasure—when you find the gold, it is such an exciting feeling. Bringing new brands into the store and getting good feedback and lots of sales is the best feeling ever. It definitely validates that you have good taste and people like what you are putting out there.

3) The hustle of business brings out a whole new level of passion in a small business owner. It is so hard and so tiring, but I have found that in those moments passion is what kicks in and keeps me going. I think that you almost get a high from it. I was lucky to be raised around small business so got a taste of it early on in life. I could never be one of those people content with sitting at a desk all day watching the clock. Not that there is anything wrong with that—I just think the high you get from the hustle and unknown in business is what keeps me always coming back for more.

What inspires you when you are curating the clothing available in your store? Our store is known for being very different from the normal kids boutique. We definitely have a more modern twist and vibe to our clothes, decor, really everything. When the store was created it was our mission to stray away from the normal "cutesy” clothing that most baby and children boutiques were notorious for offering. We knew that millennial moms weren’t dressing their kids that way anymore. They are busy, on-the-go mamas who care about style and comfort and want the same for their kiddos. We search everywhere for children brands that cater to the millennial mom lifestyle. We carry brands from LA to Bali to Australia. Almost all of the brands we carry were made or designed by moms as well. We try to support women who created and/or run their own businesses. At the end of the day, we are inspired by the customers we strive to attract and the lifestyles they lead.

Why is presentation in your packaging important? I went to school for advertising and graphic design so packaging is everything to me. I truly believe in making the buying journey flawless. Nowadays consumers have so many options when it comes to making a purchase, so I think it is crucial to “wow” them and stand out from the crowd. We spent extra on our custom tissue paper, business cards, polymailers, postcards, etc., but because of that people always remember us and we have seen better growth. I also think if you are selling an item that is special, like a baby shower gift or birthday present, which is what many of our purchases are, your packaging needs to reflect the same feeling.

Tell us more about your new store, and how you grew Modern Mija to this level. We just recently signed a lease for our first permanent storefront spot that will open in 2018 and we are very excited. Modern Mija is about to turn one this upcoming December, and for the past 10-11 months we have only been selling online and at pop-up events. We chose to start this way to test our market before investing a lot of our limited cash into a physical brick-and-mortar spot. We do a lot of shopping trade shows in our home base city of Kansas City, MO, like a Just For Her Event, SheKc Experience, Holiday Mart, Holiday Boutique, etc. They are great ways to get exposure as a new business and let people see up close and personal what you are all about. We also have popped up in other stores temporarily and shared space for seasonal shopping pop-ups. We are so thankful for the new-age “Pop Up” shopping experience as it as truly helped up propel our business quickly to the next level in a cost-effective and fairly risk-free way.

How do you use the custom tissue paper? We use our custom tissue paper at these events as tissue for the gift bags we give people when they purchase from us. We put every purchase in a nice, shiny black gift bag and top it with Modern Mija tissue. We get so many compliments on the packaging, and people who are buying gifts for loved ones truly appreciate it because their gift is purchased ready to give.

Thank you, Modern Mija, for being a valued customer and for sharing your experiences with us. We love your shop, and we’re rooting for you!

Make Your Wine Gift Festive with Custom Gift Bags

You are likely attending a lot of family and friend parties this holiday season. Show up with the gift perfect for the host or hostess with the mostest—a bottle of wine or bubbly with a custom gift bag! Digiwrap offers custom wine gift bags on, with over 18,000 designs available!

Why it makes a great gift:

  • Print a fully custom bag with a picture of your host or a personal message, or choose a ready-made design, many of which you can easily personalize with a name and/or photo.
  • Fill it with a bottle of your host’s favorite wine or bubbly.
  • Each costs only around $10, and Zazzle is often running a discount! (Currently, if you use the code 25OFFSITEZAZ you save 25 percent!)
  • The bags are highly rated on Zazzle, with 95% of customers giving 5 out of 5 star reviews. A few of our favorite quotes from customers:

“High quality bag, exceeded expectations. Durable holes, rope is threaded and not plastic, beautiful quality.”

“I was impressed with the quality of the bag. The picture and text are crisp and easy to see. The bag is made of a heavy paper.”

“The colors, printing, photos...everything is sharp and clear and extremely well done!”

Order your custom printed wine gift bag today!

Customize Your Holiday Wrapping to Make Every Gift a “Wow!”

Ahhhhh, gift giving at the holidays. That beautiful tradition of reading someone’s wish list of gift cards and purchasing the one that’s your favorite. Or, if you’re the other side of the coin, of thinking for hours and hours and days and days, until you’ve come up with the best and most personal gift. Either way, you just need one thing to bring the gift to the next level. If you’re the last minute gift card type, welcome to the easy touch that will take it from impersonal to full of thought. And if you’re the thoughtful type, welcome to the way to make it the ultimate in thoughtfulness: personalized tissue wrap.

Custom printed paper is:

  • Surprisingly simple to do
  • Surprisingly inexpensive, since you can print any quantity
  • Surprisingly thoughtful to any recipient from any recipient

Check out our easy, fill-in-the spaces designs:

Custom Printed Christmas Tissue Paper


Custom Printed Hanukkah Tissue Paper


Custom Printed Gift Bags

Upload your own photo and copy to any sized gift bag, including a mini, which is the perfect gift-card size!


Place your order today for your custom tissue paper or gift bags to be on your way to the ultimate in personalized and thoughtful gifts!

Digiwrap Offers New Online Store Discount

We are happy today to announce an all-new store that makes the process of ordering your custom printed tissue paper and gift bags easier. The new site offers an intuitive ordering process so you can easily customize and order what you need. And new to the online store—custom printed gift bags! Previously these were available only through Zazzle. Now you can order them in bulk directly from our online store.

To celebrate the grand opening of the new online store, we are offering customers a 25 percent discount on your first order in the new store when you use the code DigiStore2017. This discount is good for the remainder of the year!

New site features:

  • Order custom-printed tissue paper, custom-printed gift bags in several sizes, or plain tissue paper cut to exact size specifications
  • Easy step-by-step ordering process
  • Customize using photo upload
  • Customize gift bag orders down to color of the handle
  • Choose from step-and-repeat patterns or fully custom photo or design upload
  • Create an account to shop faster, be up to date on the status of your order, and keep track of the orders you have previously made
Maker Demo: Thoughtful Packaging Adds Valuable Connection with Customer

Joel Cherrico of Cherrico Pottery has a passion for his product. This becomes immediately clear from his website and social feed. Just a glance through all the photos of mugs, jars, and vases and you can see—the gorgeous pottery tells its own story of beauty. But the story doesn’t end there.

Recently Joel posted a live video of a late-night packaging session in his office. In just the 15-minute process of walking his fans through getting two mugs out to ship, his passion for his work becomes clear. You can see he’s taken great care of how the customer will receive his work. The details he’s added to what goes into each box add up to what we’d call a big hug from him to his customers.

“Most people who buy this pottery want to connect with the artist somehow, so just a simple note on every one…I know it seems like it takes a long time, but if they’re going to take the time to support your work and buy it, this seems like an easy thing to do,” says Joel.

Cherrico Pottery

His packaging includes information about his Guinness Record for "Most pots thrown in one hour by an individual,” biodegradable peanuts and a clear explanation for why he uses them, a handwritten and individually addressed message if he has time to include it, a box with his logo hand-painted, and our favorite piece—a sheet of custom printed tissue paper to enhance the theme of his design.

The custom printed tissue paper is our favorite (of course, because it’s our product!). But also because, with all of the other elements, he could just wrap his product with a sheet of plain white paper and call it a day. Instead, though, he knows that the story is in the details. And we love that a piece of tissue paper will help to show his customers how much he cares about his art.

Learn more about Joel and Cherrico Pottery.

Wedding Favor Idea: Chicago Couple Personalizes a Custom Gift Bag!

We love when smart brides and grooms take advantage of our custom gift bags for their wedding favors. Since the gift bags can be fully customized and printed in a short run, custom printed gift bags make the perfect, personal wedding favor. With a custom gift bag, you can personalize your wedding favor while still sending your guests home with the things they crave—chocolates, candies, or anything you choose.

wedding gift bag favors

Recently, we were excited when a Chicago bride printed custom gift bags for her guests. This wedding celebration took place at Bottom Lounge in Chicago's West Loop. The couple enjoys crossfit together, so they decided to incorporate it into their design. A friend of the bride and groom designed the bag and custom tissue paper to match their invitations and color scheme. The wedding favors were filled with heart-shaped chocolates. The guests loved the bags, and we noticed a few people snagging any extra unattended ones at the end of the night.

Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Photos provided and used with permission by Lori Sapio Photography.

Would you like to order custom gift bags for your wedding? Order yours today!

We also offer custom printed tissue paper. Design your own, or choose from one of our many easy “fill-in-the-blank” designs.

Stick and Tissue Plane Made with Digiwrap Custom Paper

One of our favorite experiences with Digiwrap custom printed tissue paper is hearing about how all of you creative people out there decide to use the product. We love all of the crafts and interesting things people decoupage, we’ve seen PR companies make tissue lanterns, and it’s been used in unique and custom wedding invitations. Recently, we had a customer send us one of the most remarkable uses of our tissue paper yet:

We asked the maker about it, and he said he makes "stick and tissue" retro rubber powered model airplanes—“FreeFlight.” He was interested in trying out Digiwrap tissue paper because of the ability to create a custom design. And we are glad he did—what a beauty!

We have created several step-by-step instructions for other interesting uses of custom tissue paper, including pinantas, cupcake toppers, wedding favor boxes, envelop liners, and more. Check out our simple tutorials for ideas!

Digiwrap Shares Shark Tank and Business Experience at Downers Grove North

When Downers Grove North called to ask if Charlie Williams, one of Digiwrap’s founders and an alum of the school, would come speak to students in the Entrepreneurship Course last May, he was more than happy to oblige—it was sure to be a far less intense experience than when he and co-founder Brad Boskovic swam with ABC’s sharks on a December episode of Shark Tank last year. Charlie was happy to return to his alma mater and share about the whirlwind experience.

When Williams attended school at North, he had no idea business would be in his future. Students found his speech totally inspiring and were excited to receive business advice from Williams and gain insight into his journey of appearing on Shark Tank.

Downers Grove North

“This was an incredible opportunity for North students to learn from a successful young entrepreneur. While students loved hearing about Charlie’s experience on Shark Tank, this was an opportunity for students to make a connection with an entrepreneur who was walking the same hallways only a few years earlier,” said Entrepreneurship teacher, Drew Himes.

Top 5 Print Design Trends of 2017

With advancements in technology, the print design industry is changing all the time. We love thinking of new and interesting ways print can be used as digital printing capabilities expand. Sabine Lenz, the Paper Queen of Paperspecs, a magazine about the power of print design, recently hosted a webinar discussing the Top 5 Print Design Trends of 2017. We were honored to be featured as she discussed Trend 5: Make It Personal!

In the clip featured here, you can start at 35:45 to hear about why it’s important to “Make It Personal” when you are printing something. As you know, with custom tissue gift wrap and gift bags that you can print in quantities starting at 1, Digiwrap is all about making things personal! Click below to hear Charlie and Brad discuss the benefits of digital printing, background into the business, and Digiwrap’s extreme ability to customize tissue paper and gift bags!