Now, the gift itself is present-day, chosen from the happy couple's wedding registry. But I went back to the 1960's with vintage wrapping paper and a greeting card with a detail from the same decade. (I think. I couldn't find dates for either item.)
First, the card:
- white card stock
- piece of pastel floral print card stock
- piece of blue art paper
- front of vintage bridal shower invitation card, from an unopened pack found at an antique store
- floral ribbon trim affixed to front of card
A sweet rendering, I thought.
I went through my modest collection of vintage wrapping paper, which I'd purchased at estate sales or thrift stores. And as luck would have it, I found a package of unopened bridal shower wrapping paper in colors close to those of the vintage bridal shower invitation!
This wrapping paper was produced by American Greetings.
Here's how my greeting card and the paper looked together:
Oh, and here's a better look at the wrapping paper design:
I have to admit, it did give me pause to think how my present will look at the bridal shower, surrounded by gifts covered with, well, more current wrapping paper. I won't be there to see the juxtaposition, but wondered if the bride-to-be would puzzle at the unusual appearance. So, along with offering my congratulations inside the card, I added that I like to use vintage things whenever I can.
And yes, if that means going back to the 1960's for a bridal shower gift, then that's what I did!