One way Victorian women decorated their letters was to add actual ribbons woven into the boarders of their stationery. (see one such letter here.) This seemed like a nice, romantic change from the traditional ribbon and bow used on top of most of our gift wrap today. Here are the results of a little testing.
It's pretty easy too. All one needs is an X-acto knife to make slits slightly larger than the ribbon you will be using. Then take a piece of tape and place it at the end of your ribbon. This will help make it stiff and easier to push through the slats you made in your gift wrapping paper. Poke and weave through, forming a bow on top. Something extra sweet for Valentines Day and bridal wrapping.
Image: mam for Gave That