I'm one of those people that like the holiday trimmings more than the gifts themselves. To me, it is the act of giving and the care in giving the gift that matter. I also love seeing lots of gifts around the tree. Some might also find me a bit severe in my wrapping requirements. I like sticking with the basics... red, white, and green. I also like brown paper packages - it suggests trinkets bought in small European boutiques. And, yes, this all makes me a bit neurotic. For years, I would scour to find wrapping paper and cards that were just right. I'm not sure anyone appreciated the time I put into this but over the years, my time became too precious to spare. Constraints often lead to innovation and in this case, it led me to find bulk online wrapping and packaging supplies at Paper Mart. By buying in quantity, quality wrapping materials become much more affordable. What I buy:
Never, ever pay retail for ribbon.