Brown Paper Packages was born in 2016. My younger brother was
admitted to hospital with Crohn’s disease and I found myself searching
for a 'care package' to lift his spirits. I searched and searched, but I
couldn't find anything that seemed appropriate. There were many
people in my life at this time who would have also benefited from a
package to make them smile.
Having left my busy career in fashion 1 year prior to become a full-time
mum, I found myself determined to create a positive gift package for
those in need of a 'life lift'. I set to work on my first box. The criteria was
“a box that would make someone smile and would benefit
the recipient in a practical and positive way.”
Life can be so serious and so sad, so I wanted to fill each gift box with a beautiful collection of positive and inspiring gifts.
Founder, Helen O’Callaghan