The Gifted Blog

May 7, 2012

You Wrapped it in What?

Can you guess what G used to wrap my birthday gift?

Yes, there's a bit of that fabulous silk sari ribbon. But what's that other thing?

Is that a...hand?

My hand?!?

Hee hee. I actually knew what it was, though I did have to do a double-take at first. Our wedding photographer had one of our photos blown up and printed on canvas some years back. (Funny story: He had it on the wall of his house. The first time we visited, we rounded the corner and were confronted with this LARGE, somewhat intimate, photo of us.) He offered it to us when cleaning out some of his photography supplies.

At first we were kind of pumped, then realized it was embarrassing to have a romantic, 2x4 foot  portrait of ourselves hanging in our apartment. It seemed like a waste to toss it and presumptuous to give it to either of our sets of parents. G said he would figure out something to do with it, and indeed he did!

Inside I found a big pack of cards from Fugu Fugu Press, my favorite Pasadena letterpress company.

They held an open studio event that I was super bummed to miss, but little did I know that G and N swung by to take advantage of the sale! They sell misprints (which are gorgeous) for a song.

Ever since I stopped hoarding stationery and started, you know, sending it to loved ones, I've enjoyed collecting cool cards. Great gift, honey!

What do you all think? Did G make the right decision, or should we have kept our very large portrait intact? What would you have done with it?

 If you enjoyed this post, get free updates by email or RSS.

{Wedding photo by the talented Daniel Chin}

9 comments:

  1. I like what he did with it. And what a thoughtful gift too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah! Such a treat to send letterpress cards and not feel like I have to hoard them. : )

      Delete
  2. I like that too. Very clever G!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Michele. I hope he sees your comment!

      Delete
  3. I would definitely have kept the photograph, but it was a beautiful gift.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sandy - I know, have we destroyed an heirloom? : ) Luckily we have digital copies of the photos so if we regret the decision down the line we have the means to make another huge canvas print of ourselves!

      Delete
  4. I think it was a brilliant idea. Love it. If you were never going to hang the canvas, why not enjoy it in another way?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for chiming in! I really didn't know what to do with it and was glad G took the initiative - even though I didn't want it on our walls I probably would've chickened out at taking scissors to it!

      Delete

Your comments make blogging more fun! Spam will be deleted - otherwise, let's hear what you have to say!

Related Posts with Thumbnails