Thursday, June 7, 2012
I come from a family that believes in gift wrapping. As in we believe that a gift not only needs to be wrapped, it needs to look truly gorgeous, as though the wrapping is the embodiment of the gift within.
Christmas is hilarious. My Mum, sister and I actually discuss our gift wrapping colours to ensure a coordinated (yet distinctly different to denote who wrapped it) array under the tree. You wouldn't want clashing colours after all. And we are keen on complicated decorations of ribbon with knots that need scissors to undo. Then there was the Christmas that my sister decorated the presents with Lindor balls and our until then extremely well behaved dog ate them all and ripped the presents.
As a result I have a giant box of papers, ribbons and cards from which to choose and I have to say, I love the process of wrapping. Choosing something beautiful to make a gorgeous gift to present is a real joy for me. Last night I wrapped up a present for a friend's baby shower this weekend, and I have to say, I did myself proud. I particularly love the little face looking out the top.
Maybe this is why I like giving presents so much - the wrapping!
Are you a fan of over the top wrapping? Or is a gift bag more your style?