It's a Wrap!

THE WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY - WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON
THE WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY - WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON

WRAP IT WITH SILK THIS CHRISTMAS - JANE BRISTOWE RHINO SILK SQUARE

WRAP IT WITH SILK THIS CHRISTMAS - 

JANE BRISTOWE RHINO SILK SQUARE

Do you find wrapping a pleasure or a bore? It can be the added creativity, the personal touch, the promise of exciting contents, or the chore that delays and irritates us, especially when the scissors have hidden themselves, again, and the end of the cello tape is impossible to find.

 

If you are the creative type, who loves nothing better than scouting for beautiful paper designs all year round, has a fabulous collection of ribbons in your Christmas drawer and the leisure of a few calm hours (who are you?), you probably don’t need our help. For everyone else, here are some easy and eco-friendly ideas to consider:

 

Delegate! If giving a Fox & Chave gift, ask Nick, Warehouse Manager and skilled wrapper, to work his magic. He will meticulously wrap all your items in snowy white tissue, with elegant midnight blue grosgrain ribbon and copy out your personal message on a beautiful card.

Do you find wrapping a pleasure or a bore? It can be the added creativity, the personal touch, the promise of exciting contents, or the chore that delays and irritates us, especially when the scissors have hidden themselves, again, and the end of the cello tape is impossible to find.

 

If you are the creative type, who loves nothing better than scouting for beautiful paper designs all year round, has a fabulous collection of ribbons in your Christmas drawer and the leisure of a few calm hours (who are you?), you probably don’t need our help. For everyone else, here are some easy and eco-friendly ideas to consider:

 

Delegate! If giving a Fox & Chave gift, ask Nick, Warehouse Manager and skilled wrapper, to work his magic. He will meticulously wrap all your items in snowy white tissue, with elegant midnight blue grosgrain ribbon and copy out your personal message on a beautiful card.

AUTUMN LEAVES DESIGN DRAWING

LET US GIFT WRAP FOR YOU!

AUTUMN LEAVES DESIGN DRAWING

LET US GIFT WRAP FOR YOU!

Simple paper – we love craft or plain tissues, both of which are recyclable, unlike many wrapping papers these days. Zhuzh up the look with fabric ribbons.

 

Marry up 3 colours of ribbon for maximum oomph. Use satin or grosgrain and recycle them every year – mine have been doing sterling work for years, after I discreetly save them from the Christmas day clear up.

 

Also nice with plain paper are oversized tags, made using folded, brightly coloured card and cutting out details from old Christmas cards (this may require planning 12 months ahead!).

 

Against plain paper, and in a larger size, these make a statement and can be matched perfectly to the recipient – a cat detail for the animal lover, a toy drum for little Johnnie, a bottle of wine for Dad and something pretty and floral for Mum.

 

In the absence of old Christmas cards, sprigs of winter plants can be snipped from the garden and used to decorate the tags. Bored children can be put on gluing duty.

RECYCLE CARD AND PAPER FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTION TO GIFT TAGS

Simple paper – we love craft or plain tissues, both of which are recyclable, unlike many wrapping papers these days. Zhuzh up the look with fabric ribbons.

 

Marry up 3 colours of ribbon for maximum oomph. Use satin or grosgrain and recycle them every year – mine have been doing sterling work for years, after I discreetly save them from the Christmas day clear up.

 

Also nice with plain paper are oversized tags, made using folded, brightly coloured card and cutting out details from old Christmas cards (this may require planning 12 months ahead!).

 

Against plain paper, and in a larger size, these make a statement and can be matched perfectly to the recipient – a cat detail for the animal lover, a toy drum for little Johnnie, a bottle of wine for Dad and something pretty and floral for Mum.

 

In the absence of old Christmas cards, sprigs of winter plants can be snipped from the garden and used to decorate the tags. Bored children can be put on gluing duty.

RECYCLE CARD AND PAPER FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTION TO GIFT TAGS

For the ultimate sophisticated and eco wrap, join the growing Furoshiki fan club. Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese art of wrapping gifts in pieces of fabric and of course, we recommend silk!

 

You can use a scarf that you already have or a new scarf, that becomes part of a (very generous) gift.  You could even go Furoshiki-Light and just use a scarf as the ribbon around your package – one of our skinny silk scarves would be perfect!

For the ultimate sophisticated and eco wrap, join the growing Furoshiki fan club. Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese art of wrapping gifts in pieces of fabric and of course, we recommend silk!

 

You can use a scarf that you already have or a new scarf, that becomes part of a (very generous) gift.  You could even go Furoshiki-Light and just use a scarf as the ribbon around your package – one of our skinny silk scarves would be perfect!

Our colleague, Leta, wrote an interesting blog post on Furoshiki earlier this year  and the stylish and artistic Lily Sawyer, of Lily Sawyer Interiors, has created a short Christmas video for us, showing you how to wrap your gift and showcasing her fabulous Christmas dining table, complete with silk-wrapped gifts for each guest. Lucky guests!

Our colleague, Leta, wrote an interesting blog post on Furoshiki earlier this year  and the stylish and artistic Lily Sawyer, of Lily Sawyer Interiors, has created a short Christmas video for us, showing you how to wrap your gift and showcasing her fabulous Christmas dining table, complete with silk-wrapped gifts for each guest. Lucky guests!

Keep it simple, keep it eco and make it beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to sharing more thoughts and ideas with you in 2022.

Keep it simple, keep it eco and make it beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to sharing more thoughts and ideas with you in 2022.


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