Welcome to The Gifted Blog. I’m so happy to have you!

I love wrapping gifts because it is an opportunity to be creative and share that pleasure with someone else. While not many of us are called upon to direct a film, paint a canvas, or choreograph a dance, we all give gifts and all have the chance to do something original with it!

You don’t have to be an artist in the strict sense to make something you’re happy to be giving to someone else. I really love that wrapping gifts is inherently about relationships, and care for the people in our lives.

Gift wrapping can also be a stressful experience, a harried afterthought as you are rushing off to that birthday party or shower. I hope that The Gifted Blog will become a place where we can share ideas, think about gift wrapping in a new way, and make the process that much more enjoyable.

You can always reach me through the comments, or shoot an e-mail to giftedmailbox[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks for reading!


New to the blog? Here are some good places to start:
1) Read the first post and introduction here.
2) Take a look at every gift I’ve wrapped since I started blogging in the Wrap Stories mini-series.
3) This is the most-viewed post to date. It incorporates craft, recycling and thrift, 3 themes you’ll find throughout The Gifted Blog!
4) Leave a comment! Let me know you’re here, and what’s on your mind.
5) Like what you see? Please subscribe using Google Reader or your blog reader of choice!


3 Responses to “About”

  1. Kimi Chronis Says:

    Hi Charissa!

    I just found your blog and I love it. I would love for to check out Fish Lips Paper Designs 100% Recycled designer gift wraps. I would be happy to send you some samples if you’d like.


  2. clarita Says:

    Hi Charissa! You are awesome and amazing. I love your creativity and discipline to write so much.

    I would like to learn about gift wrapping ideas that travel well. Many of us travel on planes and pack gifts in suitcases for the holidays. I can’t fit big bows and boxes in the suitcase, or they get smushed. Any ideas?

    Lots of love, ACO

    • thegiftedblog Says:

      Aw, thank you for the kind words!

      That is a great question. I think my top recommendations would be raffia, cloth gift bags, and fabric ribbon (vs. the shiny, plastic kind). Raffia travels really well, cloth gift bags can be whipped out when you arrive, and a spool of fabric ribbon is pretty compact if you want to do the wrapping after you make it to your destination!

      I’d love to hear your thoughts when you come back from holiday travels – report back on what worked and what didn’t!

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