I have started wrapping gifts so I can get them in the mail for my family back in the Midwest. It brought back memories of my Granny Miller who was a creative gift wrapper. She had two solid colors of paper that was almost like lacquer. This paper was used for every gift wrapping occasion birthdays, weddings and Christmas. She did not just wrap and add a bow. My Granny was always adding things adding things to the personalize each gift and make it appropriate for the occasion. Her gift toppers were like all those special things that they put on your gift when you had it wrapped at a department store. At Christmas your topper might include pine cones we collected the past summer at the cabin, candy canes, a couple of Christmas balls or artificial poinsettias. It was a moment of creativity, not just a hurry up wrap the gifts, punk a ribbon on it time for her. I am trying to enjoy my gift wrapping a little more this year before I squish it all up and put it in a box to ship. Maybe next year I will take sometime and use ideas on the internet to help me create some packages that would have made Granny proud.