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That’s a Wrap {Christmas Paper}

Hi Junkers:

 

As I was digging through my boxes of Christmas wrapping ephemera, I told Junk Hunk Hubby I might have enough on hand until we are grandparents, which could be up to 4 years away, but then, when do you ever have too many embellishments?  I can’t get enough!  I’ve always loved packaging!

Simple sheet wrapping paper with a bow is my first recollection of adorning presents.  To think, you decorate a gift!  Who ever thought that up was a genius {and apparently that genius was in China back in 105AD}!  Then someone added ribbon….more brilliance. Then tags…wow!  Fast forward to the 21st century & there is so much to choose from:  simplicity to elaborate, it’s all pure fun!

I’d recently seen a blog post with a picture of true, vintage wrapping paper rolls.  It made me realize how far we’ve come in design, textures & color.  It sure did stir fond memories of packages from years ago.  Gift bags are a popular alternative to boxes & wrapping gifts.  Just add some tissue paper & done.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of this style & ease, but there is nothing like tearing that paper, hearing the crinkle & making a sea of paper waves all over the living room.

This led me to thinking:  I wonder how much of that paper is still around?  A few quick clicks on eBay & I was transformed back in time.  There was page after page of single paper sheets, rolls of wrapping paper & even tags.  Some of them looked very familiar.  I wondered if some of my presents as a youngster were wrapped in that same scheme?

Here is a sample of the lovely goodies you can still find, order & revolutionize your gifts & packages in a time warp too:

poinsetta paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Christmas-Wrapping-Paper-HUGE-POINSETTIA-ON-WHITE-Unused/312010435768?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

gordon paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Christmas-Wrapping-Paper-Mid-Century-Gordon-Fraser-Children-Trimming-Tree-Re/382307331798?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

GV ribbon

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Gloria-Vanderbilt-Cooper-Blue-Decotrim-Paper-Christmas-Snow-Flake-Gift-Wrap/132431106995?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

Peanuts paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-remnant-piece-Peanuts-Gang-Christmas-wrapping-paper-7-034-x-44-034-rolled-/152818407256?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=WpxdC%252F8cRmqQg955RcotWpp9p10%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

cute santa paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RETRO-CHRISTMAS-WRAPPING-PAPER-SHEET-Happy-Santa-Presents-19-X-26/282736757472?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

mod paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HALLMARK-SHINY-BRITE-ORNAMENT-PEACE-DOVE-CHRISTMAS-GIFT-WRAPPING-PAPER/112678302861?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

dutch paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hallmark-CHRISTMAS-Gift-Wrap-Wrapping-Paper-Dutch-Dancing-birds/322936481296?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

That’s a wrap 🙂

~ Junk Maven

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