Next time you give someone a gift, try personalizing your wrapping. You might worry it'll turn out ugly, but that's what makes it special. Improvise with some newspaper, string (not ribbon), and some pens and markers and you might end up liking your wrap creation. Most of all, it'll surely be memorable for the giftee when they find out you wrapped it. I tried it and I think it's not too shabby.
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