Today it is dif­fi­cult for us to imag­ine a hol­i­day with­out gifts, and gifts with­out fes­tive pack­ag­ing. In fact, no mat­ter how mem­o­rable and bright the gift is, the first impres­sion still remains with what our present was pre­sent­ed in. And today, pack­ag­ing is not just dec­o­ra­tion, but almost a neces­si­ty. Hov­er, this was not always the case.

Few peo­ple know that the peo­ple of ancient Greece and civ­i­liza­tions locat­ed in the fer­tile val­leys of the Mid­dle East­ern rivers: the Nile, the Euphrates and the Tigris, came up with the idea of ​​pack­ing goods for the first time. The first pack­ag­ing in his­to­ry was dressed skins and earth­en­ware ves­sels. It was in them that the prod­ucts and goods to be trans­port­ed re pack­aged. Some of them re paint­ed and paint­ed, but the func­tion of dec­o­ra­tion was sec­ondary to the prac­ti­cal com­po­nent. Things that can be car­ried with­out spe­cial con­tain­ers re car­ried with­out them.

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In the Mid­dle Ages, objects re wrapped in plant leaves or paper, laid out in bags and in bar­rels. Pack­ag­ing con­tin­ued to ful­fill the pure­ly prac­ti­cal goals of ease of trans­port and preser­va­tion of prod­ucts.

It is also known that at the end of the 18th cen­tu­ry, inscrip­tions and draw­ings began to be applied to tin box­es for cook­ies, bis­cuits, can­dies and tea in Eng­land, after which tins with can­dies grad­u­al­ly ceased to be just tins. Not much time has passed, and beau­ti­ful box­es with sets have already turned into a cute present and a charm­ing gift for the New Year, which guests pre­sent­ed to chil­dren and elder­ly fam­i­ly mem­bers dur­ing their vis­it.

The gift wrap­ping rev­o­lu­tion hap­pened in the Unit­ed States at the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Stores began to wrap gifts in unsight­ly paper and tie them with rib­bons to sur­prise the recip­i­ent. The idea began to be adopt­ed by large brands, and then by oth­er coun­tries, as it con­tributed to the sup­port and devel­op­ment of the pulp and paper indus­try.

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Today, a gift with­out any pack­ag­ing is even con­sid­ered bad man­ners in some cir­cles. At the same time, the range of pack­ag­ing rep­re­sents an almost unlim­it­ed choice of pack­ag­ing mate­ri­als, both in terms of price and aes­thet­ic char­ac­ter­is­tics. You can make your gift unique by wrap­ping it in a gift bag.there­by leav­ing the most vivid impres­sions of the hol­i­day with your loved ones!