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When I was in the 9th grade, I worked at a store that sold gift items. One of the first things the owner made me do was wrap empty boxes with old wrapping paper. It was important to her that we wrapped each gift item with care and professionalism and she wouldn’t allow me to do it for a customer until she deemed my wrapping skills worthy. I can’t tell you how many empty boxes I wrapped before I got the hang of it, or how many times I accidentally cut the ribbon off trying to get the perfect ribbon curl with the edge of a pair of scissors, but eventually I was given the go ahead to wrap for customers. Back then, to my ninth grade self, it was a drudgery. But now, I’m thankful for all of those empty boxes I wrapped so that I could learn a skill that I probably otherwise wouldn’t have mastered. And it may be one of the reasons that I like a pretty package.
When it come to Christmas gift wrapping, I use it as an artful expression of love to the receiver of the gift, an extension of Christmas decor, the “icing on the cake” when it comes to pulling it all together. It’s so much fun to come up with pretty packages to go along with that year’s Christmas decor. So, today, I’m sharing 8 gift wrapping tips that will help you with your own packages.
1. Use brown craft paper as a neutral backdrop for a variety of styles.
2. Keep it Neutral.
3. Adorn packages with fresh greenery.
4. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns.
5. Use an ornament as a gift tag.
6. Let your wrapping be an extension of your Christmas decor.
I’ve already touched on this, but I do this each year and it really does help pull everything together nicely. Whatever them my trees are is what dictates the gift wrapping. It is an extension of your decor that can definitely take things up a notch.