Have I ever said how much I love to wrap gifts? There is such a thrill in wrapping when the ends turn out just right and the ribbon makes that noise when you curl it. While wrapping I try to think about the person I'm giving that certain gift to.
Before wrapping gifts I try to think about what paper I want to use (it has to match the room decor of course!), what color ribbon, and the tags to finish the gift off.
The Target dollar section has some great paper selection. I've gotten many rolls of paper over the years from there. Last year when Target was having their after Christmas sale I picked up two shiny rolls half off. It's has just the right colors: red, aqua, white, green. I chose to use the snowflake pattern to wrap all the kids gifts in and the polka dot for the adults.
Several years ago (four, five?) I bought a tag making kit at Tuesday Morning. It had fifty tags in four colors of different shapes, ten rubber stamps, a mini ink pad, and some ribbon to tie the tags on with. I have been using it every year and this year when I got it out I was reminded of what a steal it was. $1.95! I didn't have quite enough to tag everyone's gifts so I used one of the existing tags as a pattern and used my own paper. Bekah had given me some new stamps for my birthday to I put those to good use too.
The children's have "Joy!" stamped on them,
and the adults have "Noel."
It's a great inexpensive way to create beautiful tags.
Do you enjoy wrapping gifts?