Well, we’re nearing the point now where we shift focus from shopping and Christmas cards to wrapping and hiding our loot.
I love wrapping gifts.
I don’t do anything fancy or frilly. I don’t even add ribbon usually – but something about crisp corners and the image of the recipient’s face just makes me happy.
We wrap all of our gifts and put them under the tree as we get them.
Evil parents – I know – but the girls know that it’s usually Santa that brings the “good stuff”, so they don’t squeeze or maul the packages too much.
Come on now – squeezing and mauling is one of the best parts of being a kid at Christmas isn’t it?
My brother and I even figured out how to carefully peel the tape off of the presents to peek inside, and then re-seal it without anyone being any the wiser.
That’s what memories are made of!
After my Christmas card bonanza of a couple of weeks ago, I had a LOT of leftover paper.
Some are large enough that I can make the post-Holiday thank you cards with, but then there were these little guys – 1 3/4″ wide and 2″ wide on the purple.
PERFECT for gift tags!
I cut them all to match the smallest one;
Then chose a border stamp to run across the bottom edge.
I can’t remember the name of this set – but it’s from Papertrey Ink (my favourite company).
I was going clean and simple here – no bells, whistles or loud colours – just purple, cream and silver.
Cut the corners on an angle to make them look like tags, adhere them to the coloured backings and punch a hole – easy peasy!
At our house Santa usually delivers his gifts in a different gift wrap that the girls haven’t seen before – so I’ll have to come up with a “Santa tag” for those ones.
To be continued….
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