So I normally like to post at least a couple of times a week to keep you guys in the loop with the happenings of The Paper Pickle. I share new product information, special events and
Back to Simpler Times
This leads me to my point. It is something I have been wanting to do for sometime now.....I think it is time to get back to simpler times and I think you guys are just the people to help me lead the charge. It is time for all of us to slow down. To not do things just so we can check them off our list. Remember, each of these moments, each of these to-do items make up our life. This is your life!
I would like to start posting little things on the blog about things we can do to bring joy to others through our love of the hobby. If we all start doing these little things, I believe we can bring more love to those we know, more appreciation for others in the communities in which we live and ultimately more peace in our lives.
A Small Application - Gift Wrapping
Take wrapping your gifts for example. Are you the type who runs to the dollar store, buys any old bag and tissue just so wrapping will be a breeze? There is nothing wrong with this practice but do you realize how much fun and meaningful it can be to wrap a gift? Here is what I like to do....turn on some music - ideally music that reminds you of that special person or when all else fails, how about some Christmas tunes? Then go to my collection of wrapping paper (notice the key word here...collection! I LOVE paper in ALL forms!) and pick a paper that I know that special person will love and I take my time adding little goodies like ribbons and tags or other fun embellishments (and we all know we got a few of those!). All of this must coordinate with the gift and person in mind. Have a look at the gift I just wrapped for my cousin's baby shower. It uses very inexpensive kraft wrap, a little twine and literally scraps of decorative paper I had in my pile. A little money spent and little extra time but a big payout when I see her smile....
|Assembled with love....the adorable hat was attached with a large glue dot to keep it in place.|
|The gift without the adorable bear hat.|
I would love to hear some of the simple things you do to bring joy to others through your love of hobbies. Please feel free to share here on the blog or come in and chat. I know gift wrapping ideas will not change the world, but maybe our mindsets while partaking in these activities will....