A beautifully or thoughtfully packaged gift says something to the recipient. It says "you matter to me and I want you to know." There is an art to wrapping gifts. Some people have that talent. Mary Neuschwanger, a co-owner of Packaging Specialties, is one of those people.
Not long ago I received a direct-mail piece from PS with the headline, "Life is too short for wimpy bows." With a very important birthday coming up, that is all I needed to know to put a trip to her clean-and-well-lighted-place for all things packaging on my calendar. It did not take me long to find a couple rolls of wrapping paper I loved and a spool of curling ribbon that teases, "open me open me open me open me open me open me open me open me open me open me open me open me..."
This is The Place to go for bags, bows, boxes, cards, tape, paper on the roll or by the yard, ribbon and unimaginable embellishments.
Mary is like the Willy Wonka of packaging, creative and imaginative. And while it might be tempting to mine her for ideas and inspiration and then go get supplies at another retailer or wholesaler (if you can), it's bad karma and I wouldn't be surprised if you get a paper cut.
Here is a http://www.ps-stores.com/index.html to the store.