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Tuesday, 15 December 2015



The build up to Christmas is arguably the best bit and wrapping presents is probably one of my favourite parts. Having carefully selected gifts for my loved ones, I love nothing more than to sit down with a hot chocolate to wrap up the goodies ready for Christmas day.




I keep the wrapping paper fairly simple, I'll get one or two different papers that go well together and then use accessories to differentiate them from each other. I fell in love with this white and gold foil wood grain effect wrapping paper from Paperchase, I think it's subtly nods to the luxurious festive feel. Sticking with the wood theme - ish - I went for this woodland animals with antlers tissue paper, also from Paperchase. I loved the muted tones with a touch of gold in the antlers.




I love to mix textures on presents I wrap, layering ribbons and bells, glitter, velvet or string to give a special luxurious feel. A personal favourite this year was the wide ribbon with the thinner glitter ribbon over the top, on a bigger present this would look beautiful tied in a bow, but on a smaller gift I love it as a band around it. I used double sided sticky tape on each end of both ribbons - cut to size, I positioned the wider one and stuck it down then layered the other over the top. This would also be lovely with a wide satin ribbon and a velvet ribbon on top, or some string wrapped several times over a wide piece of ribbon.



For those funny shaped presents that are a pain to wrap or those with a giveaway shape, are always best in a box. Big or small, plain or patterned, they work so well and are almost a present in themselves; I don't know about you but I often keep and use them.


In this day and age, it's such a treat to receive a card through the post. How often do you get to post things these days! I love coming home from work and opening up the cards that have been delivered that day, with lovely messages from friends and family. It's a lovely reminder to someone that you're thinking of them and they're loved.
Do you send Christmas cards? Or do you find them an expensive faff? 


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