The manner of giving is worth more than the gift - Nelson Mandela (activist, and Former President of South Africa)
Are you the type that takes your gift wrapping seriously?Or do you not bother at all? I have an ongoing white and silver Winter Wonderland theme I do for the holidays with decorations collected over the last few years. it's secular, more winter solstice than religious and we love it. We're talking down to the packages, everything, paper, bows, ribbons, all silver and white. I've accumulated so much silver and white gift wrapping supplies I could go for a long time without the need to buy more. And yet, I still do.
I didn't bother to decorate at all for a very long time. But one year, Hubz was sick, down with ulcers, had a bad episode Thanksgiving week and couldn't eat anything. I asked him what could I do to make him happy. He said he wanted a Christmas tree. I decided if he wanted a tree, then dammit I was going to give him the best possible tree. His favorite color is white, and although mine is red, silver seemed a better idea, wintery. The rest, as they say is history.
Many people take great pains to make sure the gifts they give are wrapped with as much thought as the gift itself. Have you ever gotten a gift that was so beautiful you didn't want to unwrap it? Yeah, me either. I'm joking of course, I have some really creative friends that over the years have given me the most beautifully wrapped gifts, themselves being works of art. These are some of my favorites found on Pinterest: