Much of gift giving is in the PRESENTation so here's a way to wow your recipients. Instead of wrapping your gifts in generic wrapping paper, make your own out of meaningful photos. The photos can be that of a favorite celebrity, sports team, the giver (you and your family), or best of all -- the recipient. Simply take the photos to a copy shop such as Kinkos. Look for a color copier with a large copy bed, i.e. 11 x 17. Layout the photos as you like, close the lid and press Copy. Voila! Instant photo gift wrapping. Alternatively, you can use your home inkjet copier. The result will be smaller and not as smudge-proof, but it's fine for those who don't have a copy shop nearby. Make as many copies as you need. Make extras for the future.
My favorite is to use photos of the recipient throughout the years. This make it extra meaningful, and shows that you cared enough to make it truly personalized. Many recipients will even frame the gift wrap like a photo. Keep in mind that you don't have to limit yourself to photos. You can also use meaningful documents (love letters, first paycheck, marriage certificate, a favorite poem, etc) and even small objects like sea shells, engagement rings, and small childhood toys.
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