This Christmas, Carrara marble texture paper is the latest trend for gift wrapping!
The marble texture mania has conquered Christmas for some years now: we talked about marble decorations, Christmas stockings, marbled cards and Carrara marble gift ideas. This Christmas you can even use marbled wrapping paper to create original and impressive packages.
Packaged gifts: the Art coming from Japan
For many people, gift wrapping is one of the most creative and fun moments of exchanging gifts. Choosing paper, ribbons, decorations, cards, devoting time and attention to each package, and then arranging them all under the Christmas tree can be utterly satisfying. This attention emphasizes the very act of giving and the emotions that we want to communicate more than the value of the object itself.
From Japan we can learn a lot about the art of wrapping gifts: it even has a name “Tsutsumi“. In Japanese culture, the way a gift is presented is as important as the gift itself. Dedicating a piece of one’s life to the wrapping of a gift enriches its symbolic value. The tradition of wrapping gifts originates in the Shinto religion: the offerings to the gods were presented wrapped in natural materials such as leaves and bamboo, or in washi paper, a material considered sacred. Even today, anything packaged in a sheet of paper is somehow sacralized and gains a high symbolic value.
How to wrap gifts in Carrara marble: our tips
We like the idea of wrapping our Made in Carrara gifts in marble-effect paper, moreover, our marble is white as snow and fits well a Nordic Christmas style!
Here are some tips to follow:
- Match the marbled paper with gray velvet ribbons, silver ribbons, ice white satin, or choose the tones of copper and rust.
- You can also use a black ribbon, as long as it is elaborate and embellished, otherwise you risk a gloomy effect
- To add a touch of Christmas atmosphere, add decorations of candid snowflakes and crystals
- To emphasize the natural look add pine cones, ropes and wooden sticks.
You can find several types of marbled paper for sale on different e-commerce platforms, or you can create it yourself, you can also demand Everything Marble for a custom wrapping paper with patterns taken from photos of real marble slabs. If you want to engage and surprise friends and relatives with Carrara marble-themed packages, share photos of your creations with us!
We have compiled a selection of marble wrapped gifts: