Ingenious Newspaper Printed Two Full Patterned Pages to Use as Gift Wrap

Alternatives to Wrapping Paper, Alternative Christmas Wrapping Paper

Traditional gift paper might seem like your only choice during the holidays, but there are many alternatives to wrapping paper. One eco-friendly way is through fabric gift wrap, but that’s largely left up to the cloth that you have at your disposal. The Heilbronner Stimme, a daily newspaper in Germany, came up with another Christmas wrapping paper alternative that anyone who picks this particular issue can use. They devoted a full-page spread to printing vibrant patterns that double as gift paper.

Redditor PlanetGG shared a photo of the paper, which has two distinct geometric patterns. One features a horizontal orange set of stripes with a snowflake-like motif. The other is a vertical composition that has Christmas symbols—like presents and snowflakes—dangling from fine white lines against a greenish backdrop.

PlanetGG didn’t know why these pages were printed, but it certainly is a helpful practice. People will often use newspaper pages as wrapping—some by choice, others by necessity—so this is an easy way to make their gifts more festive.

A newspaper in Germany got into the festive spirit and decided to print two full pages of patterns that can be used as a gift wrapping alternative.

Here's page one:

Newspaper Gift Wrapping Alternative Gift Wrap

And here's page two of the newspaper gift wrapping paper:

Newspaper Gift Wrapping Alternative Gift Wrap

Those are some decent holiday designs!

h/t: [Twisted Sifter]

All images via Reddit.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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