Wednesday, December 16, 2009

wrap it up

I love a nice wrapped gift. I nicely wrapped present for me or a present to give. There is something surprising and wonderful when you receive a beautiful wrapped box. I come from a family that loves wrapping gifts. My grandmother still asked for Lord and Taylor boxes when shopping even if she didn't have a gift to give because she loves the boxes. My sister Charity is always showing up with fun ornaments, vintage thrift store finds attached to the packages. Katie seems to always have beautiful wrapping that has been planned and themed for the season. And me, well, I love a theme as well. One year I found Tiffany Blue wrapping at Michael's and wrapped all my gifts in it with a big white bow. Unfortunately what was in the box wasn't from wonderful Tiffany's & Co. ,but it looked amazing. One year for the labels I printed out pics of me for the gift tags, that was a laugh on Christmas morning:)

I LOVE the gum drops and hot cocoa wrapping at Kates Paperie.
Kates Paperie is a dream for the stationary, paper obsessed!

This year my family is travelling to the West Coast to celebrate the holiday season at Katie's new place in Seattle. I am so looking forward to the time away and visiting with my family. It has been weird shopping for Christmas gifts because I have been shipping everything. Unlike other years where I sit at home, glass of vino in hand and wrap up all my presents, this year I do not have anything to wrap at home. I am thinking of shipping some fun paper to Seattle so when I arrive I can get in the holiday spirit.

The polka dots might be heading to Seattle. They are playful and wintery and if I have wrap left over it is not to holiday to use through out the year.
A few of my favorites I found are the glitter boxes from Paper Source.
I have reused these boxes many times, they are gorgeous!

I found the pink grey hound paper and the empress paper online at Elum.
I thought they were so pretty and glam.

Love the peace sign! Place it on a gift and they can see it every year on the tree.
I grabbed a mini one last night at Pottery Barn. Good deal for $4 and so cute.

I decorated my gifts with paper doilies once, they were pretty and simple.

I ADORE this picture! Martha online has templates to download the paper and print it.
I might try it out.

Packages wrapped in yarn is so delicate and pretty.
Happy Holidays!!!!! I hope you have as much fun wrapping up all of your presents as I do!


  1. Hey lady! I wrapped all my gifts and shipped them out to Seattle yesterday. BUT, I did pack a small wrapping "kit" for any last minute gifts I may pick up along the way. Looking forward to seeing you then.

  2. choose pattern online and print it on your own .So great .
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