Christmas holidays is about home, festive decorating, Christmas trees but most of all about being together. This is time shared with the family and friends, who visit us or when we travel to see distant home towns. “Driving home for Christmas…” of Chris Rea is my favorite song at this winter of the year.
This 2020 year is however so different and distance is much more difficult to go. We might be in a situation that we will stay homes most of November or even December in some countries / regions.
This is why I thought it may be a great opportunity to prepare gift wrapping ideas and think about sending the gifts early enough to our best friends and families. There are so many ideas on Pinterest so I would like you to enjoy this month gift wrapping. Even the smallest and simplest gift made by ourselves sends a very personal touch. I wanted to show you a few very simple and easy ideas so you can involve your kids staying at home.
One of the simplest and funniest way to decorate wrapping paper, brown paper boxes or tickets are stamps. I love stamps hand made by the sweet Ewa from Etsy
Her floral or botanical stamps are adorable and of great quality. You can even order a custom stamp like I did (the very holiday stamp with holy leaves and winter berries). I tend to stamp both the simple brown paper box and a card to write a few words of greetings. This year we with my son had so much fun stamping all the little tickets to write the name on it. Winter trees, pine cones, twig, poinsettia or mistletoe are so charming Christmas gift wrapping motives.
I prefer simple, a little eco-friendly gift wrapping with the minimal color palette, even for Christmas gift wrapping. The brown paper or jute burlap with colorful butcher's twine is easy, yet elegant.
I used also some heather stems as they dry very nicely and you can actually try to send the gift over with these as nice greenery decorating accent. Obviously dry oranges, lemons are also very popular and easy to prepare at home.
See a few gift wrapping options below.