Friday, December 21, 2007

Wrapping it up...


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!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

7 comments:

Katherine said...

Merry Christmas, Roxanne! Enjoy the holidays with your families and safe travels.
I will look forward to catching up with you and seeing more of your handmade creations soon.

Take care!

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas!! Your presents look completely lovely.

Amy Jo said...

Merry Christmas, Roxanne! Enjoy your long weekend....and the gifts look great!!

amandajean said...

your packages look great, roxy! I wish I could have gotten in on that quarter a roll deal on the craft paper. woo-hoo!

merry christmas!

Jada2929 said...

Merry Christmas Roxanne. Have a splendid holiday with your family and enjoy the rest of the season. XO

Linda said...

Merry Christmas Roxanne!
I love your wrapping idea, so simple, yet classy.

Mary Ann said...

Oooh! I've got you beat! Kraft paper was on sale at my local KMart for 19 cents a roll! I stocked up, too, and that's what most of my gifts will be wrapped in for the next 12 years (I might have bought about 45 rolls).