Blindfolded Gift Wrapping

This is the season for giving and rejoicing. What’s better than getting a gift? Getting a gift that was wrapped by artists, in blindfolds for charity.

In December 2009, Christine and Justin Gignac did their best to wrap gifts blindfolded in the name of art and raising money for charity. They reprised the performance at the Etsy Holiday Shop in December of 2012.

Wishing all my friends a joyful and prosperous season~eileen


gift tag design by eileen


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Here is a holiday playlist to wrap your presents with!

Desi Arnaz + Lucille Ball and a Portmanteau


Portmanteau Definition

  • Used to describe a linguistic blend
  • a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings

In then-contemporary English, a portmanteau was a suitcase that opened into two equal sections. The etymology of the word is the French portemanteau, from porter, to carry, and manteau, cloak (from Old French mantel, from Latin mantellum).[11] In modern French, aporte-manteau is a clothes valet, a coat-tree or similar article of furniture for hanging up jackets, hats, umbrellas and the like.

Pormanteaux Definition

  • Compound words, which do not involve the truncation of parts of the stems of the words making them up. For instance, starfish is a compound, not a portmanteau, of star and fish (a hypothetical portmanteau of these words might be stish).