The best way to write a beautiful card is by using paper bags to hold it together.
According to new research from The University of Texas, paper bags are the perfect way to make a great Valentine’s gift for your partner.
“The best way for a person to write such a card is to use paper bags, which are easy to wash and dry and easy to store,” said study co-author Jodi Zuckerman, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UT.
“We wanted to understand why paper bags worked so well and whether there were any other ways for people to make something really romantic.”
The paper bags used in the study were created by making a simple pattern with two overlapping lines and then weaving them into a long, straight, and thin piece of paper.
“These paper bags can be used to write something like a love note, thank you note, or birthday card, and we found that the design works well to convey the message of love,” Zuckeman said.
“But the best part of the study is the fact that it really shows how paper bags work.”
The study also found that paper bags were also effective at expressing emotions like happiness and sadness.
“Paper bags, along with any other type of writing paper, will also do their job when it comes to being durable, so we really recommend these for the Valentine’s wish list,” Zockerman said.
The study was published in the Journal of Communication.
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