Very well spoken Maljen.
Tradition and the firm knowledge of it is defiantly necessary prior to any adjustments that may be considered. You have to know what your working with before you can attempt to modify it to suit your needs.
On the note of my packets. lol sometimes I have folded them into a shape relevant to the work I am doing. Often times when people have seen them hanging in the corners of my house they simply assume it was artwork done by my older son. At times he has given assistance to the folding and design so is more then happy to take credit when mentioned.
I simply add the additional components later. lol It works. Right now I have stars in each corner dangling from a string filled with protective and peaceful powders and oil. To name a few, Salt, LM peaceful home powder, and drops LM Fiery Wall of protection oil. They are only about the size of the palm of my hand.
Just an idea for those who may have similar situations were not only discretion, but safety is needed