Mark Miodownik recently wrote a great piece in the Guardian, telling of paper's fascinating history, the manufacturing process and in particular its appeal during the Christmas period.
"If you have ever given a child a Christmas present only to find that he or she is more interested in the wrapping paper, consider for a moment that the kid may have a point. Paper is a remarkable material. We use it to make everything from tea bags to napkins, from photographs to money, and of course it is the material of magazines and newspapers"
Read the full article here