Wrapping Up 2018

Wrapping Up 2018

It is that time of year again when we gather together to enjoy each other’s company surrounded by brightly wrapped packages! Have you ever thought who started this crazy idea of wrapping a gift? Of course, after wrapping a few packages you might think about it! Gift wrapping goes back to 100AD in China and it owes a great deal to the invention of paper (something we are thankful happened). Wrapping was simple until the Brits and the Americans took the artistry to a different level! In 1917 due to a store running out of the traditional gift dressing found in white, green or red – a quick substitute was put together by taking French envelope liners and using that to wrap the gifts. The public loved the look and it created a demand setting the Kansas City brothers Joyce Clyde Hall and his brother Rollie to start creating their own wrapping paper! Thank goodness they did, or we would not have a Hallmark Card shop to visit today! Could wrapping paper get any bigger than that? Well, the answer is yes – when Scotch tape was invented in the 1940s. It made wrapping a package a breeze! Today, creating your own wrapping paper might seem like a big deal, but if you have a vision we have a solution! Just call one of our team members – we will help you get ready for the holidays or any day! Please enjoy this time with family and friends! We wish you a happy holiday season and a safe and amazing 2019!