Small Gifts

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He gave her a cactus, full of spines, telling her: “Now that you’re entering adulthood you have to take responsibility for your actions. This is for you for you can practice on it.”

How would you react if you were her? I would probably force a strained smile on my face and politely tell him Thanks. But seriously, a cactus? Are you signaling me anything with this? I would be much happier with a daisy.

I was invited by two girls to their birthday party. Well, this means getting appropriate gifts. To be honest, I’m pants at buying gift for someone but for me. In the end, I settled for the easiest solution: Money. The girls are going to London in summer and even William Shenstone (1714-1763) knew that nothing is certain in London but expense.
Adding to the money I also included small accessories since you can never have enough of them. Furthermore, those girls really need to broaden their accessories collection!
A nice gift also needs a nice wrapping, of course. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Remembering thoses origami boxes I made in primary school I browsed the Internet and stumbled on a more complex origami box on cutoutandkeep.net. Running out of wrapping paper I used free printable scrapbook paper on scrapbookscrapbook.com and activityvillage.co.uk. They do have some pretty designs and patterns there.
The size of the finished boxes is half the size of the paper squares you use, keep this in mind. Mine were half of a DIN A4 (longest side ca. 20cm) sheet, hence, the boxes turned out to be ca. 10cm big. I really like the red box, the combination of pattern is lovely.

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En lui donnant un cactus il a dit à la fille: “Alors, avoir 18 ans, ce signifie que tu dois assumer la responsabilité. Je te donne ce cactus pour que tu t’exèrce à être responsable.”

Comment est-ce que vous vous sentiriez si vous étiez cette fille reçevant ce cactus? Moi, je sourirait d’une façon contraite car quoi faire avec une telle plante? Oui, rien.

Deux filles m’ont invitée à fêter leur anniversaire, ainsi, il faut trouver des jolis cadeaux. Mais quoi? Enfin, j’ai décidé de leur donner de l’argent puisqu’elles iront à Londres en été et comme William Shenstone (1714-1763) a dit: Nothing is certain in London but expense. Ajouté à cela, elles ont reçu des petits accessoires car on n’en a jamais assez!
Un joli cadeau a besoin d’un tout aussi joli emballage, bien sûr. En me souvenant des boîtes d’origami que j’avais fait à l’école primaire j’ai cherché des directives pour une boîte plus complexe que vous pouvez trouver sur cutoutandkeep.net. Comme je n’ai pas eu de papier cadeau j’ai imprimé scrapbook paper sur scrapbookscrapbook.com et sur activityvillage.co.uk.
Les boîtes son à peu près 10cm, il dépend de la superficie du papier. Le mien était une page à moitié de DIN A4, les boîtes en sont la moitié. Je préfère la boîte à carreaux rouges, elle est si jolie!

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