The holiday season means you'll probably be sending or receiving a few packages, whose delicate (or lively) contents might require a little more love and affection during transit than your average Australia Post delivery.

Slapping a bunch of "Fragile" stickers on it might grant you a sense of security, but a former parcel sorter has some bad news for you: those don't work. What does work is a slightly more eye-catching method you can employ to protect your mail: packaging decorations.