Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 65 December/January 1998/1999
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For many families, it is a tradition to exchange presents on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah; here are some inventive ways to wrap them.
The top gift (left) is adorned with a Star of David, with half the star cut and folded back to expose paper in a contrasting color beneath. The bottom gift is encircled by a dreidel-chain cut from silver paper.
These gifts (below,left) are wrapped in blue and white paper with cutouts of the Star of David. Paper dreidels can be used as gift cards.
Chocolate coins covered in foil, called gelt (below, right), are given to children as Hanukkah gifts, along with trinkets wrapped in a festive design -- like this cut-out hey, one of the Hebrew letters on the dreidel.
Enlist your children's help in preparing these festive decorations: Construction-paper chains and dreidels are made in blue and white, the colors of the Israeli flag.
Let the kids make flame headpieces from red and yellow construction paper, then entertain the grownups with the story of the menorah.