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25 Days of Simple Christmas-Simple Wrapping

Welcome to the 25 Days of Simple Christmas!  Each day I will be posting an idea about keeping the holidays simple- so that we can focus on Christ and the real meaning of Christmas!

While Christmas is such a special day, so much of the joy gets lost in the busyness.  
Each day I will be writing about a simple way to celebrate the season.  To focus on family, joy, and memories, without the elaborate extras that can bring added stress. Simple can be more meaningful if it gives us more time to focus on the huge GIFT we are awaiting-Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Today let’s talk simple wrapping.

I am the World’s.Worst.Present.Wrapper.


I once worked in a Hallmark store when I was a teenager, and after wrapping presents once, was told I was not allowed to wrap anymore.  I think I cost them way too much in paper{I never know how much to cut, and always cut way too much and have all this excess.}

So, when it comes to wrapping Christmas presents I always do my best, but never have these fancy or pretty packages.  After all, the paper comes off so fast, does it really matter? 🙂
Yet, I do like seeing the creative ways out there and do want to make the person I am giving the gift to, to feel special. That I took time on their gift…

So this year, after swooning over so many great ideas on Pinterest (which by the way, I am in love with), I decided to try some cute, but very simple wrapping ideas.

I bought some plain brown paper, and figured I could try to personalize it by adding some leftover scrapbooking cutouts from several years ago.

I wrapped the gifts in brown paper, and then added some cute little cut outs about family, or as gift tags. I tied a ribbon, and they look great.

For those hard to wrap neatly gifts {remember about the excess paper?} I simply bought decorative boxes, and put the gifts inside. NO WRAPPING needed! I added a ribbon and a gift tag and it is set.

Less stress about wrapping, means more time with family and to focus on the JOY that is the true present at Christmas.  

 Please Join These Bloggers in
their 25 Days of Christmas Series:

25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

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