This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog.Click here for the whole series!
Our niece's 2nd birthday was approaching, and we had a little t-shirt to send cross country. After reading about mailing unusually-packed (or unpacked!) gifts on Giver's Log, I decided to give it a shot.
My husband dutifully selected and drank a bottle of juice for me. After a little cleanup and surgery, it was ready to receive its contents!
I wasn't anticipating the cap being purple (yes, the unforeseen challenges of a gift wrapping blogger!), but was happy to find various orange and purple packing items in my stash. The t-shirt got a little bow, and the bottle was sealed off with decorative Japanese tape from my sister.
To complete the purple and orange theme, I used a remnant of a thank-you card to back the mailing label. Ironically, this card was sent to us long ago by the birthday girl's mom - possibly in response to last year's birthday gift. I silently hoped this would come off as a thoughtful gesture, not a symptom of a conspicuous paper hoarding problem.
The final touch? A paper medallion glued on the cap.
Personally, I usually hate mailing gifts, but at least for this one I enjoyed the process of embellishing the package! What about you? What do you do if you have to send a gift?