Tied Up With String

Happy Christmas Week…I can’t believe the final countdown has begun! This is my favorite time of year, not only because of the holiday, but because I take the full Winter Break off from work to be with our kids. We’ve been busy little elves getting all the shopping and decorating done, and now we get to relax and enjoy time together. We even have every last present wrapped! (This is definitely a first for me!)


I love creating a pretty package almost as much as I love giving what’s inside. Pinterest was full of inspiring ideas, like monogramming the gift wrap with scrapbook paper.


You could print large letters on the computer to use as templates, or wing it like me.


Keeping with our pink theme this year, I used only pink, red, white and silver for the packages. The selection of pink isn’t huge this time of year, so I raided my ribbon and party supplies for more decorative accents. The pink and white polka dot crepe paper is so fun, and yet still Christmasy when paired with the silver snowflakes.


And by keeping my palette limited, everything mixed and matched perfectly. The pink chevron tags are from an Etsy favorite, pixelimpress. White packing paper is great for showing off pretty ribbon, and I tucked in leftover Christmas decor for extra oomph.


I jumped at the chance to print out Brooklyn Limestone’s free gift tags…the Naughty or Nice is perfect for the kid’s gifts.


Take-out boxes stuffed with paper confetti is my favorite way to package gift cards. Target has these cute glittery ones for $1 this year. Much more fun to give and receive than just an envelope! (You could even take it a step further like Courtney does.)


Picking a color theme makes wrapping so much easier and faster, and looks great when all the gifts are clustered together under the tree.


 Now it looks like a Pink Christmas!


How’s your wrapping going? Do you stick with a color palette, or use fun decorative accents? Share your favorite packaging ideas in the comments!

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