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buy ones to match the paper or
What makes it special.
make your own by cutting a few

rectangles of paper and folding
Above all the rule is the tissue
them in half and using double
paper should match the paper,
sided tape to stick them to the
as should the ribbon. Ribbon
gift and write your note inside.
or string, in fact anything tied

around a gift makes it look extra
special. For me it reminds me of
the pictures you see in children’s
books of a cosy room with a tree
and gifts all round the bottom
all wonderfully wrapped and
always with ribbons or string. I
have always felt that a pre bought
ribbon stuck on the top just isn’t
quite the same.
something hurriedly wrapped in
I have heard that presentation is
the first thing you can find.
everything and it is so true, a look
in any up market delicatessen
So this year, take the time to
should show you that. The same
wrap your presents well. Sit down
food as the local supermarket,
on the floor in front of a good
just packaged a lot better makes
film with a pot of tea and some
it a lot more desirable. A well
biscuits. Add a layer of tissue if
wrapped gift will make someone
that is all you can manage, but it
feel so much better than
is still a lovely gesture.
2 ukhandmade Winter 2008
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