Giving gifts is not a new thing. It has been around for centuries. The reasons why we give gifts vary from person to person. Then how much do you spend on a gift for a person, how do I wrap this gift and do I need a card to go with it. Does this go through your head each time you get a gift for someone? It does mine. I also know that I am excited with anticipation with the idea that I may get a gift even though I never expect one. For me, the giving of gifts is far more exciting than receiving gifts. I love to see the persons face when I got the right present for them. To watch their eyes light up when the paper comes off the box. It has been tradition to wrap the gift with beautiful paper and huge ribbons and bows.
I personally prefer to make gifts for everyone. I try to make the gift reflect the person I am giving the present to. I do not always hit the mark but I try. I also hope the person receiving the gift can respect the work that went into making and giving of the gift. Sometimes they do not value handmade items. But I will not let that stop me from making and giving of gifts.
I am currently leaning towards sustainability. I think that we should make more of our presents and give fewer gifts. But that is my path, it does not need to be yours. My goal here is if we are giving any gifts we should make them as beautiful as we can. Here I want to show you a few ideas on wrapping presents. From extravagant and beautiful to sustainable. Using fabric to wrap your presents or burlap or even designing your own paper.
These are all Christmas in theme but you can use the wrapping ideas for any holiday or occasion. Of course Pinterest is a great source of ideas. Just remember that the wrapping of any present should be a grand as the present inside. It builds the excitement to what is inside. Watching the presents being opened is so much fun. Some people will tear them open and pay no head to the ribbons or bows or paper used. Other will carefully unwrap the gift and even ask if you want to ribbons and bows back. Which I do if they offer. I do recycle the ribbons and bows as much as possible.
I hope that your Christmas was wonderful and you look to the New Year with much anticipation and excitement. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care.