Here in New England, it’s still a bit of a mystery when it comes to the wrapping of gifts. For some reason, I don’t think we have the best of traditions. We wrap a lot of wedding gifts, and I think this is the biggest reason why. There’s a lot of work involved when it comes to wrapping gifts, so I don’t know why we wrap them.
In the UK, its actually the job of the wrapping machine that does it, so there is no need to worry. In the rest of the world, its usually done by hand. In order to wrap a gift, there are several steps. First, the gift is wrapped in a paper tube. Once the paper is completely dry, wrapping paper is applied. It is then folded around the gift and sealed. This is where the “tradition” comes in.
Well, we do it in a similar way. We start with the gift wrapped and then we fold it, seal it, and then place it in the package. In the UK, the wrapping paper is usually a thick paper, and it is placed in a box with the gift. Here in the states, I think it would be easier if we just wrapped it with some cling wrap.
I like the idea of the paper being folded. I think it gives the gift a more “permanent” look, which is a must for a wedding gift. I have to say, though, I’m not sure that it’s a tradition to fold a gift. The idea of wrapping paper is cute, and it seems kind of silly to fold it. Plus, I think it is more fun to just open a package to find a gift inside.
In my experience, the majority of people only wrap their gifts in that way, and sometimes they even put the wrapping paper out of their way, or they leave it in a drawer. The idea of folding a gift may be cute, but in this day and age, I think it is just not worth the hassle. Of course, there are people out there who will wrap it for you. I’ve done this before and it was awesome.
It seems as though you have to be very careful with this since you still have to get the gift unwrapped and the wrapping paper folded, but I think the point is true. I think most people just like to take their gift and open it, and a few people actually wrap their presents in their gift bags.
Of course, if you already have a gift for someone else, you can wrap it and fold it yourself. I have my own gift wraps. Though, I have a hard time wrapping gifts for people who won’t be home for a while. So I prefer to wait until they are here. But hey, you never know.
But we do know that gifts are the perfect excuse to make a quick appearance at your next party. Unless you are invited to a wedding, then you likely don’t even get to see that person’s gift.
Don’t you wish there was a gift that you could give to someone you don’t even know. That would be a great way to get them excited to get together.
I think the idea is to find the most unique way to present someone that you don’t know. And of course, you want to make sure it looks as good as the person who gave it to you. Because in the end, you want to make sure that you are that person they are excited to know. And in the end, you might just be that person.