Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Not only do I have almost all of my Christmas gifts bought, but, I have them wrapped too!

Every year I try to make my presents look different. Sometimes, I will use a theme, such as snowmen. Sometimes, I will use a color theme. Sometimes I put on big fancy bows.

This year I went with a red and apple green theme. I also, thought I would try to do different ways to make the bows pretty. Like this one. It's in the shape of a rose.

Some are just simple bows with an ornament tied to it. That way, the wrapping serves as double duty. It's cute and another little gift.

I love this one. It could even serve as the tag if you only have one person with the initial you use. It also makes a fun sound when the person shakes the gift and helps to disguise what is inside.

While this one is wrapped with the ribbon and an ornament, the way it is placed together makes it look like a fancy ribbon.

Of course some of my presents will have just the normal big bows.

Using little stuffed toys is always cute too.

I like using just two or three colors for my wrapping and then making them all look different by switching up the ribbons and adding the little extras to show the person you care enough to put in the extra effort for them.

Of course, these few presents are just a drop in the bucket from what I have wrapped and ready to go, but I didn't want to give away the surprise on all of them. I know some people in my family read my blog and I want them to have a little surprise when they see their packages.

What about you? What do you do to make your packages special? Do you wrap with a theme or color?



Aledia said...

Beautiful Dahling!! I love them all,I stick with a color theme as well and try to make the bows as pretty as possible :) Love your colors. Have a blessed day!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your present are so cute and I love the color scheme. The way you have them wrapped shows the love and care that went into them and I think that is sweet!


Unknown said...

I would have to call you my Hero!

Jean Tuthill said...

Your presents are beautiful. I love the colors you have chosen. I am partial to red and white. And, like you, I try to make them look as pretty as possible. Usually, my living room is full! I love giving lots of presents!

Kathleen said...

They look beautiful, Joanne! Now can you come help me? I am having a Holiday Party Sunday, and I have 25 little ones coming, so all the goody bags etc need to be done, as well as the baking! Help!

Kim said...

Wow! Your packages are absolutely stunning...they really look like a photo from a magazine.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

So cute! I believe great wrapping adds to the "value" of a present. The rose is just adorable! I will defintely be making that one!