Have you been nautical or nice? Take your present wrapping game to the next level

Throughout the years my dad and I have had some duke-out contests wrapping the holiday gifts. We aren’t just talking about fancy bows and ribbons here. Oh no…one Christmas all of my presents were shaped like pyramids, while all of his presents were in double duct-taped boxes. Yeah…it get’s real in Casa de Warneke.

This season, in an effort to be more sustainable and offset the gajillion holiday catalogs I have received in the mail (seriously Brookstone it’s getting ridiculous) I decided to go a different route.

Sacrificing a small stack of old Alert Diver mags, I wrapped this years gifts in an assortment of my favorite squishy creatures.

Deck the Halls with Bows and Tentacles…Fa la la la la lala la la.

Nothing says a ruined Silent Night for this macaques than the impending SAND STRIKER OF DOOM!

We fish you a Merry Christmas…

…we fish you a Merry Christmas…

…we FISH you a Merry Christmas from this Astroscopus gattutus right here!

No sea-themed wrapping job is complete without an appearance of the West Marine 2016 Holiday Catalog.

And Wah-la! Presents as educational as they are fun to look at. Happy Wrappings!

Alex Warneke (112 Posts)

Alex is committed to a life of inspiring others to view science through a more dynamic and empowering lens. Alex obtained her M.Sc. in Chemical Ecology from San Diego State University and most recently resided as a Science Programs Manager and Marine Scientist for the National Park Service. As an ecologist, storyteller, and community engager, she has spanned critical boundaries between stakeholders in education, academia, non-profit, and government to translate the most current scientific bodies of work in ways that are accessible and inclusive. She is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the public using the outlets of art, digital media, education, and citizen science. Currently, Alex works at the interface of climate resilience and community with the Climate Science Alliance. As Deputy Director for the Alliance, her hope is that through her work and experience she can get the world to think differently about how we connect and impact the thriving ecosystem around us and commit to fostering a more resilient future.


One Reply to “Have you been nautical or nice? Take your present wrapping game to the next level”

  1. This is awesome! I’ve been wrapping gifts in alert diver magazines since I’m too cheap to buy paper, so I’m glad to hear someone else is doing some nautical up-cycling!

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