When I was little, I didn't quite understand why we celebrate Valentine's Day, but I enjoyed that the weeks leading to this special day were filled with bright colors and happy packagings.
As I grew up, I learned Valentine's Day gave us an opportunity to say "thank you" and "I love you" to the people we love. As an adult….
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you must be thinking what gift to give and how to wrap your gift. So many creative ideas have been shared online and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed…? Well, let’s make it easy - here is the tutorial to make perfect presentations for your Valentine’s Day gifts for her and him!
At the end of last year, I asked you "how do you want to learn from me in 2019?"
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who participated in the survey! So many of you gave me detailed answers that would be helpful to improve my future lesson programs. I'll be sure to incorporate your requests and suggestions into the lessons I'll be creating this year....and you know what? I already did!
My memory of Valentine's Day when I was growing up in Japan was Depachika.
Depachika is the basement floor space of the department stores and it's the food marketplace for all types of cuisine and dessert selections. During the month of February, Depachika is filled with delicious cookies, chocolates and other sweets for Valentine's Day. What made me so excited about was, of course, the bright, colorful and beautiful packagings!
Happy New Year!
I hope you’ve started the new year off with full of excitements and new plans! Thanks to you, my new year started off with a big, happy surprise with inspirational messages from you.
End of last year, I sent out the survey link asking you for a favor to tell me how you would like to learn from me in 2019. I thank you very much to everyone who took the time to take the survey and wrote me the messages.
I’m sure some of you went for X’mas shopping this past weekend for Black Friday sale. Now you have the gifts ready, you might be thinking about how to personalize them creatively.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking about how creating personalized gift wrapping helps you express your gratitude and appreciation for the recipients and build better relationships with people important in your life.
Do you know what gift wrappers do?
When people ask me what I do, I always tell them that I'm a gift wrapping designer. If you subscribed to my newsletter or follow my videos, You probably have a good idea of what gift wrappers do, but there are many people who have no clue about the job description of a gift wrapping designer.
Have you added pleats designs to your gift wrapping?
It's a fun and easy way to upgrade your gift wrapping but making a perfect pleats design is not always easy for everyone, especially for the beginners. I've received requests from some of you to make a lesson video on how to fold paper straight and create pleats equally in the same size.
Have you heard of ASMR videos?
According to the Urban Dictionary, the sole purpose of ASMR is to relax people, and ASMR videos are meant to give the viewers a relaxing tingle at the back of their head and/or spine.
These videos usually focus on sounds such as preparing food, whispering gently, crinkling paper, etc.
When I stepped into the store, Vansankan Pensée, PRISTINE Friend Shop, I was astonished by the beautiful displays filled with white clothing. They are all made from organic cotton. The owner Miyoko Ishihara was stylishly wearing an all-white outfit, she smiled and said "do you know why organic fluffy cotton fiber ball doesn't sink in water? It contains natural oil which helps to protect your skin from dryness, itching and other problems."