I am not using ribbon, paper, or any other kind of bows this year on my packages going to girls with long hair. I am going to buy those little fabric scrunchies and make a bow out of them. This way the bow is not just decorative, but useful. I was thinking of this today, I usually use paper bows or have the children color pieces of paper, cut them into strips, then tie the curly papers together. This always works nice also. I like the hair scrunchie idea, because it is a gift itself!