I hope you are all having a wonderful countdown to Christmas so far! How is it only 9 days away!? It’s SO exciting but at the same time leaves me panicking about the fact that I still have some last-minute gifts to buy… Anyway something that I am actually ahead of the game on this year is wrapping (the presents I have got).) Despite being ill for the past week with a groggy viral infection, (I just love the freezing cold change in the weather) I thought I would get a bit of wrapping and card writing done, which if you know me, is one of the things I look forward to doing most around Christmas time sat in my crimbo pjs. I just love getting creative and making them all look pretty and festive! (well…I tried.) Compared to last year when I went for copper wrapping paper, the lot, this year I thought I would opt for a more traditional look with brown paper and the classic red ribbon, which is also recyclable! I thought I would do a lil’ post sharing with you how I’m wrapping my gifts this year if you’re looking for some last-minute inspo!
To start off, I just thought I’d mention the Christmas cards I have chosen to send out this year which were so affordable that I am in LURVV with from The Card Factory, where the majority of things are from featured in this post. Despite loving all the festive, glitzy cards, I didn’t want to get any cards with glitter on this year as they can’t be recycled. 🙁 Instead, I decided to go for these ones with the wreath design and hand-made bow on top. SO damn cute. If you couldn’t already tell, I’ve gone for a more environmentally friendly approach this year which doesn’t mean totally banning everything, but being more conscious of what can’t be recycled that can easily be avoided such as using brown paper as an alternative to wrapping paper like I mentioned. According to Google, wrapping paper contains ‘non-paper additives such as gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter, plastics etc which cannot be recycled.’ I’m no expert but I just thought I’d give it a mention!
Moving onto the actual wrapping, I have been loving the traditional look of brown paper this year as a whole. It reminds me of the song from the Sound Of Music, ‘brown paper packages tied up with string..’ and all that jazz.
Anyhow, I also picked up from the Card Factory this Christmas ‘accessory pack’ which contains some ribbons, labels etc which I thought was such a lovely idea. It was also available in gold too which I might have to pop back and get! Again, this was so affordable and is great if you need some essentials to wrap presents for your friends or whatever you like! If you don’t have access to something like this, some string or red ribbon would be totally fine too. I then just simply tied the ribbon around the gift and attached the tag by tying it around the ribbon (if that makes sense) and voila! There you have it! Christmas wrapping made easy and classyy for people like me who want to make their presents look all fancy without needing much wrapping skills!
Have an amazing fun-filled Christmas time lovelies!
How are you planning to wrap your gifts this year? I’d love to know your ideas!