We are taking off this afternoon for a very long weekend of Christmas, splitting our time between our 2 families. So, I guess time's up! I got pretty close to finishing all the things on my list. I stretched my brain and did a little math this morning...over 70% of my gifts were at least partially handmade! I'm pretty proud of this fact and honestly I can't wait to gloat to my husband about it. All that money I saved surely has paid for my new laptop by now, right? Anyway, it sure doesn't seem like I could have possibly shown you all of those gifts, so I think I will be doing a little gift roundup after Christmas. Maybe we can all get some ideas for next year and start early - right? :)
Before we take off I thought I would show you my wrapping theme for the year. It's simple, but I like it. I found the brown craft paper at my grocery store on sale for a quarter a roll!! Someone must have screwed up when they placed the order or something. Regardless, I stocked up. I paired it with a minimal amount of colorful grosgrain ribbon and tons of string (which I got at the thrift store). The ribbon goes a lot further this way, and I used enough string that the recipient could actually use it for something else (hopefully). So, its eco-friendly and frugal! Most of the tags were made with a stamp from the dollar section at Michael's. And that's it! As much as I love the presentation of a gift, that is what I get sick of the fastest. I think my goal for next year is to start wrapping much earlier.
I wish each of you a very merry Christmas filled with love and peace. I am so thankful for each one of you. I'll be taking a little blog break until next Wednesday. Can't wait to catch up with you all then!