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History of Wrapping Paper

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History of Wrapping Paper

History of Wrapping Paper

History of Wrapping Paper

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Karal Ann Marling, author of Merry Christmas: Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday, explains the history behind wrapping paper, with the help of readings from advice columns and other periodicals from the past. Marling says gifts weren't always wrapped in paper. That tradition began in the early 1900's when people began to use white tissue paper and red ribbon.