festive kraft paper //

Those who know me in ‘real life’ will vouch for me when I say I am a bit mad on Christmas.

I like to bring out the Christmas paraphernalia at the beginning of November.  I sit them patiently on the sideboard, accessing their usability every few days and waiting for at least the 25th November.   I have a carols playlist.  I make the same traditional 1946 recipe of gingerbread to give as gifts.  I always have the limited edition Christmas starbucks.  I still have my own stocking.  I hate fake trees.  I find myself humming Snoopy’s Christmas far too much.  I have no time for Christmas ‘haters’.

One thing I like to do early on is decide on my ‘colour-scheme’ for present wrapping, the tree and the table.  Being my first pinterest Christmas, this year was too easy.  Kraft paper with crisp white and maybe a sprig of greenery on the gifts and table settings, was decided months ago.  Far too easy after last years Tiffany’s inspired duck egg blue and silver ribbons. Finding the perfect blue proved a cross country exercise.  Present wrapping is an event within itself , I like to make a night of it, usually with carols and home baked goods ( maybe a glass of bubbles ). I know I am not alone with this little annual ritual.   I have such lovely memories of my own mother wrapping presents in her bedroom, and us kids finding any excuse to go in have a quick peek, to report ( almost always inaccurately ) back to the others on.  Today I admit, I am still a peeker and always a squeezer. Usually presents assigned to me come out on the morning or disguised in boxes 8 times the gifts size.

Anyone else have ‘the christmas feeling’ this morning?


10 ( other ) things to do with kraft paper can be found here.

{ Left to right.. Packaged cookies from Project Wedding, Seating chart and table setting – sources unknown,  Polka dot runner from Oh Happy Day, Beautiful package by Connection photo, bound flowers – unknown.  Feature image from The Sweetest Occasion }

One response to “festive kraft paper //”

  1. Susan says:

    I’m totally stealing this style for my first xmas do this year!

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