Ah, friends, mailing gifts is a pain. I love gift wrapping, but gift wrapping PLUS preparing gifts for the mail confounds and perplexes my holiday-addled brain.
So I decided to try something different. N and I took some time last week to decorate these recycled bubble mailers for my grandparents. He had a great time crafting in his underwear, punching 'ornaments' with my circle punch and helping to glue them on the trees. (For the record, I was clothed.)
I enjoyed breaking out some of the pretty paper I bought on our last trip to Japan.
Inside we slipped Christmas cards and some handmade tulle potscrubbers. These scrubby wonders are a dying art. As far as I can tell, only Japanese-American grandmas know how to make them, and my Japanese-American grandmas actually never learned! I hope it gives them a smile that I'm trying to keep the tradition alive.
This Wrap Story is part of a series documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog.Click here to see them all!