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Dec292010

My Christmas Wrapping

Are all of you experiencing the extreme-laziness-limbo-between-Christmas-and-New-Year's syndrome?  Is it just me?  I have yet to get myself back on a normal schedule.  I have been sleeping in, relaxing, reading, wearing my pajamas for half the day, and watching movies (I think I watched four today: Death at a Funeral, Julie & Julia, About a Boy, and Be Kind Rewind).  A small part of me feels guilty for all the idleness but an even bigger part says that it is totally natural to act this way before starting the new year.  And I'm so excited for the new year too, hopefully filled with lots of awesome projects, collaborations, and fun new undertakings for me!  But before I jump into all that, I am basking in my moment of nothingness.  How about you guys?

Today I want to share a few snapshots of my Christmas wrapping.  Our Christmas was very low-key and we didn't have thousands of presents (more my style actually - I'm fortunate enough to be given so much throughout the year), which was a good thing because I put off all of my wrapping until the day of.  I was really busy with work up until Saturday so wrapping was squeezed in at the last minute.  I worked for a couple of hours, decorated my plain kraft paper with a few fun details, and then called it a day.  Everything was simple but personalized and because I could do it quickly, it allowed me to spend more quality time with my family on Christmas.  

Kraft paper, bakers twine, washi tape, velvet ribbon, paper doilies, and manila tags...these are my go-to items!

Considering it was a last minute job, I was pretty happy with the results.  Hopefully next year I will have a little more time to devote to wrapping.  I rarely run ahead of schedule at Christmastime though.

What are your favorite items to use for Christmas wrapping?  And is anyone else as bad as me, wrapping their presents on Christmas Day?  Come on, 'fess up!

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My favorite wrapping is a a cute gift bag, but I'm a terrible wrapper. It is my easy way to make things look pretty! I also like the string that you can curl into curly-qs. Love that!

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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