Every year I do the standard gift wrap paper in a different colour theme, with coordinating bows that have extra curl and flair, along with the typical to/from tag. There are definitely some things you can do with curling ribbon, let me assure you. I love the stuff, especially how you can curl multiple colours in long lengths and then bunch together and tie on top of the gift. The bigger the curly mass on the present, the better. It's the easiest go to for someone who has either just realized they haven't wrapped gifts and it's Christmas Eve, or for the rookie wrapper. Want to get fancy? Place one of those shiny bows on top. Easy peasy.
This year I have decided to try something new. I LOVE craft paper. The look of it, the feel of it… Well, maybe not the feel of it. I will just say that it takes more tape than regular paper, and is quite a bit stiffer. Definitely hard to get that nice crease I got with the traditional paper (I may have gotten angry and thrown a slight fit trying to wrap the first box). But after a few tries it came along nicely. I decided this year that all the boy kiddos will be wrapped with blue yarn, while the girls will have doilies. I also ditched the same ol' same ol' gift tag and opted to do different fonts for names on the packages. Pretty simple. So here is a list of ideas you can use this holiday season for wrapping your loved ones gifts! Don't forget the Christmas music… And maybe some egg nog.
Here's to enjoying a glass of wine, a bit of Christmas baking, or a cup of cider while getting those presents wrapped and ready for under the tree!