Our creative and inspiring community means so much to us. This Mother’s Day, we reached out to the amazing Christine My Linh to ask her to create a special wrapping look that you can recreate at home. Watch our video with Christine and download our gift topper below.
We caught up with Christine to find out more about her, her mum and her inspirations…
Why do you love getting creative with your gift wrapping?
I am a firm believer that packaging matters just as much as the things inside the box or bag. The presentation of the gift is part of the whole gift giving experience and that experience is a physical representation of our love, thoughts, and appreciation.
When you care about someone, you want the best for them and even if you don’t define yourself as creative, it’s the effort that is the real gift.
What lessons did your mum pass on to you that you value the most?
As a child I had the blessing and opportunity to eat an array of different foods because my parents cooked very often. And depending on how I felt or the weather, my mom would cook specific foods that could aid me or coincide with the moment. For example, the extract of a lime peel is used to help with cold symptoms, so my mom would steam the peel and we’d drink the infused water as medication. It actually works! From this, I learned that food has a purpose greater than taste.
And so, the one greatest lesson that was instilled within me was to take care of my health and body by being aware of the things I eat. We only have one body and one life, so I want to live it the best I can.
What’s one thing you want to say to your mum this Mother’s Day?
You are strong, beautiful, intelligent, and simply unique no matter what anyone says. I am lucky to have you as my mom and I hope I can be just as strong and courageous as you.
How does your daily routine help you stay creative?
No matter what kind of day I am having, I find that staying active helps me to stay creative. I probably browse the internet way too much and although it seems like the perfect way to find inspiration, it does the complete opposite. I am most inspired while my mind is focused on a challenge unrelated to my current projects.
I also love 20 minute breaks because they allow me to process what I’ve done, the things I’ve learned, and what steps I need to take next.
What kikki.K stationery item can you not live without?
Everything this brand has ever made is simply adorable but I have to pick the paper clips! With the amount of paper that I use daily, these are the perfect way to stay organised and still be stylish!
What’s one dream you’d still love to achieve?
My dream is twofold. I would love to build a stationery brand that can also bring awareness to the amazing works of people helping the world. For example, there is a small thrift store in town that donates $1000 to women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment. My goal would be to create artwork that is inspired by their achievements, in my style, and then to donate a portion of the profits back towards their cause. Which then brings awareness to their movement. It’s a very dynamic dream but I am excited to put in my best effort!
From the achievement, I hope to be able to buy my mom a good house and give her the life that she deserves. I want her to able to live the rest of her life without worry and with many more adventures!