My Trip to Paris and a Gift Idea!

Last (wow, it’s 2015!) summer, my best friend and I went on a trip to Paris. It was a magical experience, and the city was more beautiful than I had expected. Tons of pictures, colorful experiences, meeting people in hostels and of course drinking gallons of coffee in Parisian cafe’s, everything was perfect.

Now I consider myself a pretty good gift giver and maker, hence why I would like to share with you something I’ve made for her birthday. I found a vintage map of Paris, a poster, in my university’s bookstore. I thought this may be a cool background or even wrapping paper for a gift, but didn’t end up thinking of anything clever to wrap it around, so this ended up being a poster. Ugly but precious pictures and my secretly-hidden tickets and flyers make up the frame of the board, little thumb stamps point to all the places we’ve managed to hit in 3 days, and tags have some of our best jokes and memories.

You will notice there are some random pigeon heads sticking out of the photos. What is Paris without pigeons? Unfortunately, this time we had the worst experience with these beauties… I won’t go into details, but there was a time when one pigeon was hitting against the glass window right above our heads for at least 30 seconds. Yuck! Anyways, enjoy some pictures!





  • I like this map! I had one similar that I got at Papyrus for $5, but I don’t know what happened to it! It would be super fun to put pictures from those places on that map. I love this!

    • Kat

      Thanks Zoe! I feel like we went to so many places, but I bet you know Paris very well because of living there!
      And unfortunately not all pictures could fit in every little place, so there were some adjustments. But the paper is wonderful!