Tonight as I was making dinner, I dug around in the refrigerator looking for some sour cream. The open tub was nearly empty, so I located the new container and pulled it out as well.
As I took the lid off of the fresh sour cream, I was surprised by the image on the safety foil lining:
What a great way to use potentially ‘wasted’ space! Granted, ultimately this image is tied to an advertisement (on the back of the foil the company makes a claim about the product being 100% natural…):
Still, encountering a pretty picture in an unexpected place was a very pleasant experience for me!
P.S. This little experience also got me thinking: What other opportunities exist to infuse art, nature, or compassion into ‘surprise’ places in an otherwise ordinary life?
I agree – it’s a great way to use an empty space – and possibly get the benefits from advertising there!
What I liked most about it was that it wasn’t blatant advertising; but instead, was trying to share some beauty. (At least in part…)
what a great question to ask. Knowing you, you will come up with some surprising answers in the next few days!
walk in beauty.
We shall see…. I actually hope others arrive at cool realizations, and share them with me. 🙂
Yes – there must be a million and one easy ways! Get your team on it 😉 !
Well Miss Carla, you’re part of ‘my team’ – so what do ya think? 😉
Hmmm, what about the bottom of a squeezy ketchup or mayonaise bottle, it gets turned upsidedown every time you use it 🙂
Ooh, now there’s an idea! Though, I buy ketchup (and mustard) that is stored “face down”, so that you never have to turn it over to get the condiment out. Cool design, if you ask me. 🙂
Did it occur to you— it occurred to me —
that the slogan on the foil looks like a smiley face itself?
(Kind of impressionistic, but still, definitely a smiling “we hope you enjoy” )
That actually hadn’t occurred to me – until you said it. I looked back at the photo, and you are totally right! Well I’ll be darned… 🙂 (And I love the idea of an impressionistic smiley; Monet was one of my favorite artists as a kid. Him, and Seurat.)
Definitely an unexpected smile maker!
Like a postcard in your mailbox from a friend on a trip.
I love your postcard analogy! Exactly. 🙂
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