In the early 20th century, people didn’t have a lot of gift wrap options. Most used brown shipping paper, newspaper, wallpaper or even fabric. The Kansas City-based greeting card giant, Hallmark Cards, gets credit for starting the modern-day gift wrap industry ... 100 years ago. As Laura Spencer reports from Kansas City, it was an invention created out of necessity.
Laura Spencer is a reporter for KCUR Radio in Kansas City. Her story comes to us through the Kansas News Service.