Gift-wrapping tips: Clean creases, clear tape and a touch of flair

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Gift-wrapping tips: Clean creases, clear tape and a touch of flair Gift-wrapping tips: Clean creases, clear tape and a touch of flair
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Some may find wrapping presents a chore, but one thing is for sure: practice really does make perfect.

As one of Santa's elves at the Whitestone Hallmark store, gift-wrapping aficionado Raul Sanchez knows all the tricks of the trade.

Sanchez says it all starts with the perfect paper, one that’s lined with a grid on the inside. Sanchez recommends folding the paper, so each piece has a clean cut.

Most tape comes in a matte finish, but Sanchez says to use clear tape.

And of course, to add that extra touch of flair, tie a ribbon or a bow to the present.

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