Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Brown paper packages tied up with string.


I think the thing I love most about Christmas is wrapping presents for my extensive family. Here's a pile going off today to one branch who are off overseas for the holidays...

15 comments:

LiteraryMinded said...

Inspiring!

Sheri said...

beautiful!

Bookman Beattie said...

If I received a parcel like that I wouldn't want to unwrap it.

Rachael King said...

Hey BB you've given me a great idea of how to save money and effort on Xmas presetns - I'll just wrap old cereal boxes filled with stones in the hope nobody can bring themselves to open them! :-)

Gondal-girl said...

I am a brown paper geek too - looks so intriguing, more so than the usual vomity look of Xmas paper. Where did you get the cute tags from?

Helen said...

Oh, uber stylie!

Mark Hubbard said...

Nah. BB's hypothesis is flawed. I open everything; wrappings would never dissuade me. They're only wrappings. Those cereal boxes would have to have something in them.

Rachael King said...

Good philosophy Mark - I'm with you. I've always been a ripper when it comes to wrapping paper.

GG - the swing tags I made myself from cardboard luggage tags and the egg is a stamp i bought at this cute shop that has a lot of old Victorian line drawings, botanical prints etc made up as stamps. I also stamped the other side with the name of the recipient in separate letters. It's the most Xmas fun I've had in ages. The colour bird/egg/nest/butterfly stickers on the parcels are by Cavallini, which I picked up in eth States. You can buy them here but they are much more expensive. They make a goregous range of pretty stuff - www.cavallini.com.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Those packages are so pretty! I like to wrap my gifts nicely too but to be honest I usually have left that to the last minute so the aesthetics suffer a bit since I'm doing it in a hurry...

a cat of impossible colour said...

So pretty! Ours are very dull this year, plain gold paper, because Christmas sort of sneaked up on me. The bastard.

(Is that blasphemy?)

Susan Sonnen said...

Gorgeous! I love the simplicity.

Damon said...

You've just given me a wonderful idea: giving paper as a present.

You wrap it beautifully, with string and a stamp. They tear it open, to find the unique smell, texture and colour of more paper.

They wrap. Others discover.

And so on...

(Sorry for this odd little comment. I ended up here through a series of blogs links, and just couldn't help myself. Christmas and gift-giving has been on my mind lately.)

Rachael King said...

Good idea Damon. I love paper. Poor trees when I'm about.

Damon said...

I thought this a fitting reply to your 'brown paper packages': http://damon-young.blogspot.com/2008/12/klaus-christmas-dalek.html

Best wishes for Christmas, and 2009.

Double sided Tape said...

Those packages are so pretty! I like to wrap my gifts nicely too but to be honest