While searching through old photos, I came across a few gift-related pictures I took before I started The Gifted Blog. I was amused to find evidence of my two rolls of kraft paper in action over the past two years. I purchased them at a dollar store and used the last of it to make the celery-stamped gift wrap. While it's hard to believe those rolls lasted two years, I don't think it's an exaggeration.
I realize at some point I'm going to have to buy new paper, but, in fond remembrance of this kraft paper, I give you a modest retrospective!
Here's the dining table in our old apartment strewn with gift wrapping stuff.
These two are of G. opening a gift two Christmases ago. I gave him - don't laugh - a bottle of castile soap. Unwhimsical and utterly practical, I know. This is a man who told me the best gift he ever received was a suction-cup soap holder to go on the wall of his dorm shower.
Here he is opening a Father's Day gift last year. He wasn't a father yet but we were expecting. I gave him a styptic pencil, which staunches minor cuts, to use in his shaving routine. I was happy to find something to combat a pet peeve of G.'s (i.e. shaving nicks).
And finally, here's a gift from G. to me, packed in a basket we took with us on an anniversary trip to San Diego. Note the childbirth book - we were a couple months away from our due date!
Kraft paper, you have served us well. Here's to many more gifts wrapped!