Tied Up with String – Simplicity in Wrapping

For the last several years, we’ve been wrapping our gifts simply.  It started as a whim one year based on the line of the song and wanting to decorate with an old fashioned flair.  But since then it’s become part of our tradition – all our gifts are wrapped in brown paper with a bit of colored twine tied around them.  Sometimes I’ll tuck a bit of pine into them, but more often than not I leave them plain.

Wrapping this way has brought a little bonus that I didn’t expect – I no longer keep multiple rolls of different types of paper around, and we never have to feel bad about wrapping a man’s birthday gift in something juvenile and girly because that’s all we have on hand.

Simple.  Timeless.  Easy.

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