Holiday Wrapping

I love wrapping presents for Christmas!  Putting together wrapping papers with coordinating bows and accents is like designing on a smaller scale.  There are so many thoughtful and beautiful ways to wrap presents with nearly endless options for colors, patterns, and accessories like ribbons and bows.  It’s always nice to receive a gift, but when that gift is carefully wrapped in a special way, the recipient can’t help but but feel spoiled!

A craft box layered with a fun wrap and simple red ribbon always looks custom.

Elegant use of two complimentary papers and greenery with the ribbon.

Very sweet wrapping paper for kids.

Owls in trees wrapping paper — adorable.

Adding just the right touch with decorative details is another way to create an especially beautiful gift.  Think of what you can add to the ribbon or bow to further dress up the present.  It can be something festive or personal, colorful or classic.  When you take the time to wrap the gift with extra thought and care, you show the person you give it to that they are worth the extra effort.

Berries and holly – a great addition to the ribbon.

Use a great tag with calligraphy writing.

I love the idea of mixing the metallic paper with pine cones and branches.

For me, gift wrapping is all about the presentation!  Do you have a favorite paper or embellishment for wrapping Christmas gifts?