How often do you get asked to create a one-of-a-kind gift for Oprah? As it turns out, one of Oprah’s friends from her early television days in Nashville had received an invitation to join Miss O on one of her last show tapings. But that friend didn’t plan to greet Oprah empty-handed. Oh no, she intended to present Oprah with a personal and heartfelt gift: a poem written just for her with words strung together about dedication, honor, hopes and dreams. But laced with healthy dose of Southern humor. Now this poem couldn’t be handed over in any old way, it had to be presented “in style!”
Our client asked us to design a beautiful, somewhat over-the-top gift box to hold the poem. Something that would stand the test of time, make a statement and get Oprah’s attention. Immediately a gorgeous box came to mind as a way to deliver the the poem in a gracious manner, and that could then be kept as a memorable keepsake.
An over-sized, custom-made wooden box was covered in gorgeous textured paper and painted by hand a vibrant sage green. Inside the shallow box sat the poem which we had hand-calligraphed on soft cotton paper and then mounted on a fabric-covered wooden board. The entire package was then wrapped with a beautiful green silk ribbon and readied for travel to Chicago for the show!
Oh, to be there when she opened it! That would have been a true gift.