I LOVE wrapping paper. I love the fun prints and coordinated prints. I love color coding for each person, or using their color coded ribbon in the wrapping. I love the trash the papers make when they're ripped to shreds in the excitement of discovery Christmas morning… It's just another part of Christmas that is highly enjoyable to me.
BUT, I have made a decision – this year, we simply WILL NOT spend money on wrapping paper. I refuse to buy wrapping paper. Shocking, I know, in light of my love for it. Here are the 3 things that have influenced this drastic holiday decision:
- We are cutting WAY back on all “extras” in our budget.
- Consequently, we'll have fewer gifts to wrap this year.
- This article by Alicia Bayer in the Examiner caught my eye this week, and got my creative juices flowing. I bet there are some other things I could use to wrap gifts with that aren't on this list.
I also just saw this on Shutterfly this week too:
So, there is another idea I hadn't thought of before, and we all have lots of loose prints floating around in junk drawers and forgotten boxes, don't we? I found some of them when we moved this week!
What about you? What would you use to creatively, and frugally, wrap a present if you didn't/ couldn't use traditional wrapping paper?