When it came to my gift wrapping this year I new I wanted to keep it simple and, as much as possible, use things I already had. And I managed to do just that! In fact, all I bought was an extra roll of paper, and haven't had to open it yet.
I wrapped everything in brown paper, wrapped a piece of wide, sheer, shiny ribbon around the middle, and then tied a piece of twine around that. I just made it up as I went along, and I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I really like the contrasts in dull and shiny, and simple and elegant.
When it came to the "tags" I knew they would need to be simple too. Since there would be no repeats or confusion, I decided to just use letters. M for Mom, D for Dad, A for Amanda, and J for Jonathan. I found some stencils and played around with different ways of filling them in, and landed on the simple outline. No surprise there I guess!
And thanks to Pinterest, I found a way to jazz up the addresses on my Christmas cards. Just don't go stalking my friends!