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Christmas Wrapping Paper

As previously stated, I love giving gifts. The whole process, from choosing what to give them, finding it, bringing it home, wrapping it, and then handing it over with anticipation hoping they like it as much as I love giving. I get really excited for Christmas, because you get to give numerous gifts over two days, it’s like two whole days of gift happiness! One of my favourite parts of gift giving is wrapping it.

Every year for Christmas I choose a theme or a look on how I want to wrap the gifts. I usually pick one kind of wrapper paper and wrap all my gifts in the same wrapping. I like to think that if the tag fell off for whatever reason everyone would know who gave the gift. In the past I’ve done the traditional red and green, a horrible mistake with beautiful silver and black glitter wrapping paper (it went EVERYWHERE and was horrible to clean), to blue and silver last year. This year however, I knew exactly what I wanted because I purchased my wrapping paper even before Christmas was said and done in 2009.

I’ve had it tucked in a closet for over a year and I’m so excited I was finally able to use it. I decided to go a little bit organic this year, with a simple frosted silver blue patterned paper, white kraft paper, kraft bags, and lots of twine. The twine was left over from our wedding and the white kraft paper is what I use to wrap client orders. So all I had to figure out was what I was going to use for name tags. I tend to buy a lot of little papers as I travel and wander around the city and picked up these tabs a few years ago. I think, they were for our engagement party, but I’m not too sure.

So, finally everything was decided, and the wrapping commenced. I got to use some sewing skills as I sewed the kraft paper bags closed as I didn’t want to use tissue paper. I had so much fun and love the end result.

What are you doing to wrap your gifts this year, anything fun?!





  • December 23, 2010 - 3:44 PM

    Cathy Empey - Very pretty indeed! Merry Christmas Lesley!! All the best for another amazing year ahead! xx
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  • December 23, 2010 - 3:55 PM

    John Heil - gorgeous! love the theme
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  • December 23, 2010 - 3:57 PM

    Nick - pfff… show off. :P
    Nicely done, Lesley :)
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  • December 23, 2010 - 4:00 PM

    Niki - Aw Lesley – beautiful! You’ve inspired me to do so much better next year. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas & a healthy, happy prosperous 2011!
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  • December 23, 2010 - 4:01 PM

    Alanna Peters - GORGEOUS!! I should have hired you to do mine ;)
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  • December 23, 2010 - 4:44 PM

    Lindsay - I agree with Nick & Alanna!
    Mine got wrapped (in holiday paper) with sticker tags – no frills this year. I was buying for 12 ppl!!!
    Yours look lovely :-)
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  • December 23, 2010 - 6:10 PM

    jamie - YOU’RE SO great. loooooove this!
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  • December 23, 2010 - 6:57 PM

    Amish - Can you please come and wrap my gifts? ;)
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  • January 3, 2011 - 5:42 PM

    shannon sewell - so cute! and wrapping paper was EXACTLY what inspired my tree shoot… loved the paper and had to come up with a way to use it! haha… happy new year!!
    ~S
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  • January 10, 2011 - 9:20 AM

    Smita Galbraith - Hi Lesley!
    how are you? I came across your blog and love your gift ideas! Maybe an idea I’ll try next year instead of all the scrappings I used this year!
    Amish mentioned you guys are moving to Amsterdam…well good luck and enjoy your time there :)
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