Many many years ago I managed a gift wrapping, packaging and shipping store. It was a fun job because I got to be creative when I was wrapping packages... and oh the bows. I loved when people came in looking for a bow to cover the roof of a car. It's amazing just how much ribbon you can use up. I often wonder if anyone kept those huge bows.
Anyway... bows are just one more way to make a package extra special. Making your own bows is a great way to challenge your creative spirit. You'll find your self collecting ribbon off clearance racks once you get the hang of bow making. There are occasions all year long to make beautiful bows once you get started.