Flickr watch | Vintage wrapping papers

Nicely wrapped gifts look more impressive. A friend told me that in the Japanese culture, the gift appearance is quite important because you are not supposed to open the gifts in front of everyone in their culture. I think they missing out, this is part of the fun. With small gifts, people may put more efforts and money on the gift wrapping than the actual gifts.

I came across this group on Flickr that posted vintage papers. Unfortunately, people do not always specify the paper origin. I selected a few for weddings and birthdays.

A fabulous birthday tabletop by ilovecoffee

flickr brithday paper by ilovecoffee

A wedding paper by blempgorf

wedding paper by blempgorf on flickr

Again by blempgorf. Check her because she displays a pretty collection of vintage aprons and textiles. The colors on this paper are striking.


An adorable pattern by One Good Bumblebee


A cute vintage birthday paper for a little girl that likes to play mommy by fun old new


  • Jenn
    November 29, 2007 at 21:47

    I love wrapping gifts!
    I think a well presented gift is part of the whole package – it just makes people feel better when they recieve a pretty package!


  • Janick - Nea Jewelry
    November 29, 2007 at 22:07

    Tu es sur Flickr?? Je ne savais pas! 🙂
    Belle découvertes!!

  • At Home with kim vallee
    November 30, 2007 at 01:02

    Janick: I do not participate a lot to the content on Flickr yet. I am planning to get more involved in the near future. See you there. It is a great community for inspirations.

  • lucky designs
    November 30, 2007 at 10:05

    I love this paper!!

  • Jennifer
    November 30, 2007 at 19:31

    I found this fantastic antique wrapping paper, circa 1950, at a garage sale. I wrapped up the gifts and mailed them, only to find that the paper disintegrated upon arrival. So, keep an eye out for great designs, but be careful if you’re actually going to use it for its intended purpose.