Once upon a time these cufflinks were merely tokens used to purchase fares on the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority). An L.A. friend is reaching a milestone birthday. A Chicagoan by birth, he and my husband spent their early twenties travelling the city together so it seemed appropriate that we send these as a gift. I found some Chicago map wrapping paper and added some coordinating ribbon strands to compliment the linear effect of the city grid. – A token gift.