envelope (containers); wrapper (container)

Two white gift envelopes, one plain, white envelope and cellophane wrapper. The two white gift envelopes are similar and have red and white wire fastenings with red and white folded paper decorations in the top right that has a strip of yellow going down vertically and a gold band in the middle. The gift envelopes have a slip of paper with a black inscription on placed behind the wire. There is a plain, white, rectangular envelope with the opening on a short side. There is also a cellophane wrapper with an inscription, instructions and diagrams.

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