Ed­i­tor’s let­ter

Only a few weeks to go, how ex­cit­ing! But now’s the time to be­gin think­ing about gifts in earnest!

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what would Christ­mas be with­out wrap­ping pa­per? Oh, oh, oh, very lit­tle. Christ­mas wrap says the sea­son is here! It makes for wide-eyed ex­pec­ta­tions of what is in­side any pressie. And it presents an ex­quis­ite col­lec­tion of bright colours, pat­terns and merry wishes un­der the tree, on cards, around the house and in stock­ings! Chrissy pa­per? It’s vi­tal to cre­at­ing won­der­ful fes­tiv­i­ties. Whether it’s a $2 roll for 10 me­tres or an ex­pen­sive small glam sheet for around $6, se­lect­ing a style and theme for the year – colour­ful, pale, geo­met­ric, flo­ral, fes­tive, cool as, and co­or­di­nates every­where – it’s as im­por­tant for gift giv­ing as the gift it­self. Be­cause with your cre­ativ­ity, a lit­tle time, a spe­cial rib­bon and em­bel­lish­ment here and there, you can turn any gift, big, small, costly or in­ex­pen­sive, into a really spe­cial event. (PS, it is good to re­mem­ber you can make low-cost gifts look like a mil­lion dol­lars, if you wrap with flair!) But most im­por­tantly, a lov­ingly wrapped gift says, ‘You mat­ter to me’. So we adore this is­sue be­cause we get to ri­fle through sheets of deliri­ously de­light­ful de­signs to choose a cou­ple and give them as our gift to you. Our Christ­mas pa­per is­sue is our sea­son’s wish to set you on your way to a riot of mag­nif­i­cently wrapped presents full of very good cheer. (And we love that you might just think of us while you’re wrap­ping!) Twirl it, weave it in and out, part­ner up two pat­terns on one gift, end with the flurry of a glo­ri­ous rib­bon. And watch their eyes light up! So Merry Christ­mas, good peo­ple and see you next month!

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