Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Gift Wrapping Scheme 2019

Excuse me, would you like to join me in my petition to never again allow Thanksgiving to occur less than one month before Christmas? Because if the holidays normally feel like a marathon, this has felt like an Ultramarathon. I don't know about you, but I am behind on basically all of it! I feel like I go into every Christmas Season hoping to get an A+, even though, you know, this isn't graded.

BUT, I'm happy to reveal I've managed to wrap some presents, and this is my Gift Wrap Scheme for 2019: Rainbow! I was lacking a little in color inspiration this year, so I decided why settle when you can use most of them? I opted to use neutral patterned papers from Paper Source, TJ Maxx and Target paired with a rainbow of ribbons and bows, along with these cute little rainbow tags I spotted at Target.

It's just a joyful, riotous mix of color and pattern in a year when I think all of us could use a dose of riotous joy. Let's get a closer look at some of the patterns. 

I got this great ink blot-polka dot paper from Paper Source, marble slab paper from Target, a Rifle Paper Design gray floral, a subtle white-on-cream polka dot from Paper Source and a speckled star print from Target. The gray herringbone is left over from previous years' schemes.

My very favorite is this black and gold Jackson Pollock-inspired print. I want that print in a dress.

I also love this watercolor-stripe gray paper from TJ Maxx that has a cool ribbed texture and cuts like a dream. Gift wrappers know the true satisfaction of gliding your scissors through quality paper like you're Kristi Yamaguchi at the Olympics.

I've now been doing a gift wrapping scheme for 13 years. It feels like eternity, especially when you've resorted to using all the colors of the rainbow! I'm actively taking suggestions for color combo ideas for the future, so lay your ideas on me.

See previous wrapping schemes: