It starts when you think about what to give, how to wrap it ... the enjoyment of wrapping ...It's the pleasure of cutting and pasting, designing some tags or while choosing ribbons and fabric-tapes. And, of course, the best part is when you see a smile on the faces of your friends and relatives.
The pleasure of giving ... it has nothing to do with consumerism or paying astronomical prices for things. The pleasure of giving is almost a selfish act that usually brings more satisfaction to the gift-giver than to the gift-receiver.
Today I would like to share with you the little presents I prepared for my group of students of Italian: a Christmas mug and some Christmas tea bags on which I changed their unattractive labels for some punched Xmas stars. Then I made some bags in kraft paper. I will upload a tutorial very soon so you can see how easy they are to do. I used fabric tape and ribbon in a white and brown palette. Finally I topped the bag with a small card designed with Picmonkey which I printed on vellum and corrugated cardboard.
As usual, I used very simple materials and I must confess that I'm proud of the results ... you know ... it's the pleasure of giving!