Everyone loves to be thought of and remembered and sometimes a thoughtful note or a spontaneous phone call is all it takes. With the holiday season here (forget approaching, it is here!), simple notes and phone calls are now likely to be replaced with gifts in a variety of sizes and shapes for a bevy of deserving friends and relatives.
Tokens of caring and affection can take a variety of forms and while no one should suggest that anyone purchase the most grand of gifts, why stop at the gift itself? Go the extra step and extend yourself just a bit more by making the presentation part of the present.
Fabulous and stylish wrap can convey the personality of the giver like these packages. Not only is the giver giving a gift with a certain flair they are showing a consideration for the environment by adopting an ancient Japanese custom called “furoshiki”. This time-honored tradition stems from packages of value being wrapped in large bath cloths. Now “bath cloths” can be translated into fabrics of any type and size. Easy to follow instructions are available on line for complicated wrap designs or more simple approaches.
If reusable fabric as a wrap is not really for you, but you still want to hold onto a bit of mystery in terms of what is in the box, why not think outside the box and say it with flowers, sort of? This rose covered box might be the present itself, or is it???
Gift box and gift bag options abound but for me it is still about fabulous papers that can fit any personality – I love the assortment from Pinku shown here:
And if you have to ship a gift – don’t settle for those horrible Styrofoam peanuts – keep in the spirit of the season:
Presents with presence no matter what you celebrate.