From reusable cloth in Japan, to elaborate paper and lace favored by upper-class Victorians, to today’s decorative rolls of paper, the custom of covering a gift is a longstanding tradition in many cultures. And how does one respond to all that giving? With a nicely written thank you note, one hopes.
All this and more will be the topic at a workshop for children on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, from 11 to 12:30. Museum educator Lola Chen will discuss gift-giving customs from wrapping to thank you notes, Boxing Day, and more.