par·cel, pack·age and pack·et

Parcel

Noun

  1. a thing or collection of things wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by mail.
Verb
  1. make (something) into a parcel by wrapping it.

 

Package

Noun

  1. an object or group of objects wrapped in paper or plastic, or packed in a box.
Verb
  1. put into a box or wrapping, especially for sale.
  2. present (someone or something) in a particular way, especially to make them more attractive.
Packet

Noun

    1. a paper or cardboard container, typically one in which goods are packed to be sold.

Verb

  1. make up into or wrap up in a packet.

 

Whenever I have to wrap a gift, parcel, or anything in general I think about how to. I concider several of things while doing  so, what orcassion is it for? What do I wrap? To who im givig/sening it? I enjow the proces of wrapping at least as much as actually giving it at the end away, beacuse I know it will affect the reaction of the other person. A parcel or gift that is showing exackly what it is is making the acctual akt of wrapping unnecessary because what is the point of wrapping something when it is still the same. We can transform the wraped object into something vague. Because it is not all about what inside, at least not entirely.  It is the development, the progress which is so important not only for the receiver but also the giver. From thinking about the gift, to choosing, buing, wrapping and delivering it. A mindfully and thoughtfully wrapped  gift, is more worth than an non or badly wrapped one – from my point of view.

However if a gift is not so well packt is does not mean its less worth, maybe the wrapper was in a rusch, not talented or just hasn’t an eye for the detail. The purpose of the wrapping stays the same: hiding, surprising showing that we care.

And I mean lets face it opening a present, parcel, package, gift or box and finding something unexpected is great!

Emotions, Memories and Expectations.

A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment or return. An item is not a gift, if that item, itself, is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Although gift-giving might involve an expectation of reciprocity, a gift is meant to be free. By extension the term gift can refer to anything that makes the other happier or less sad, especially as a favor, including forgiveness and kindness. In many cultures gifts are traditionally packaged in some way. For example, in Western cultures, gifts are often wrapped in wrapping paper and accompanied by a gift note which may note the occasion, the recipient’s name, and the giver’s name. In Chinese culture, red wrapping connotes luck. Although inexpensive gifts are common among colleagues, associates and acquaintances, expensive or amorous gifts are considered more appropriate among close friends, romantic interests or relatives. – Brigham, John Carl (1986).Social Psychology. p. 322.

– expression of: love, friendship, gratitude, piety, solidarity

– sharing wealth

– celebration: birthday, Christmas, wedding, funeral, anniversaries, birth, passing and examination, mothers/fathers day, congratulation, engagement, housewarming

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Gift wrapping:

Gift wrapping is the act of enclosing a gift in some sort of material. Wrapping paper is a kind of paper designed for gift wrapping. An alternative to gift wrapping is using a gift box. A wrapped or boxed gift may be held closed with ribbon and topped with a decorative bow.

 

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