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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

If you’re getting ready to wrap up your holiday gifts (literally) and shopping, I’ve got a little something to share today.


Get a slightly glittered look without using glitter.  You know what they say about glitter, right?

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays glitter tags:


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays hexagon tags:


If these new designs don’t tickle your fancy, try this assortment or last year’s woodland critter set.

But now I’m curious, do you wrap gifts in a theme?  Or buy a variety of papers and go crazy?

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  1. We always buy a variety of papers and just go crazy. I always think about doing themed wrapping, but the kids like having lots of options for wrapping. Maybe when they are all grown up I’ll get around to theme wrapping lol

    • Hi Alli!

      I hear you on that. I like to use fun/kitshy papers for the kids’ stuff, but use more themed/pretty papers for the adults in the family. Best of both worlds. :)


  2. Love those tags! I usually do one paper per person and try to coordinate papers by family. Keeps me from actually using tags most of the time. I just started my blog and did a post on wrapping gifts for my husband, check it out. Thanks!

  3. Nancy

     /  December 5, 2012

    We have three kids, all teenagers now. Several years ago I started wrapping “in code” using a different paper and no tags for each kid. After telling them the first year so they could identify their gifts on Christmas morning I had to change it up a bit with each year that followed. One year I used the same paper for every gift but different bow colors…I thought they’d figure that out but all they could see was the same paper on every gift! The older they get the more difficult it is for me to come up with a code that they can’t break (I’ve gone so far as to use chunks of their SS numbers!) …but it’s fun for me to watch them as the gifts start appearing throughout the days/weeks leading up to Christmas…they still shake all of them but they are clueless whether it’s going to be for them or one of their two siblings. On Christmas day, after I tell them what the “secret” was, they all look at me like I’ve lost my mind but since they’re teenagers, that’s how they look at me most of the time anyway ;)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!

    • Hey Nancy!

      Wow, that is very sneaky of you! And I’m sure it’s interesting to come up with a different code they can’t crack!

      Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!


  4. Karen

     /  December 5, 2012

    Each year one of us picks a colour theme and we all explore that and have such surprises under the tree at Christmas every year due to the different design styles we have. Gives us something fun to do. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    • Hi Karen!

      That does sound like a lot of fun! We might have to steal your idea for next year. :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, too!


  5. malibou

     /  December 5, 2012

    The presents to and from each other I pick whatever paper strikes my fancy. Santa always wraps in plain white and uses red ribbon. Santa Mouse uses a scrap of white paper and ties it up with a yellow bow.

    Those tags are too cute.

    Also, ever since you have mentioned you were going geometric with your tree, I have seen things everywhere that would suit your tree. I can’t say I ever noticed even one single geometric ornament prior to your announcement. LOL

    • Hey Malibou!

      That sounds great! I’m guessing Santa Mouse brings smaller, stocking stuffer type gifts?

      Ha, that’s funny that you’ve noticed geometric ornaments now. The nice thing is almost anything simple would fit the bill. :)


      • Malibou

         /  December 12, 2012

        Oh dear, you don’t know who Santa Mouse is. As a kid we had Santa Mouse stockings! Santa Mouse is a Santa helper. The story is Santa Mouse falls out of the sleigh and makes his way to a brightly lit Christmas tree, where he hides a small package tied up with a yellow ribbon up high in the tree. My son loves to look for his Santa Mouse gift when all the other Christmas morning hubbub settles down. It is something small and inexpensive, think matchbox car.

        There are 2 books, the first is Santa Mouse, it describes how he came to be Santa’s helper. The second is Santa Mouse where are you? it goes into the story of Santa Mouse falling out of the sleigh and finding the tree and leaving a present. They are by Michael Brown. I typically see them around this time at Barnes and Noble.

        • Hi Malibou!

          Oh my goodness, that’s adorable! I’d never heard that, but I’ll have to try it this year. I think my boys would get a kick out of it. Gotta check in to the books now.


  6. I usually do a variety of papers but this year I’ve started wrapping in just three coordinating papers–it looks so classy and I don’t know why I’ve never done it like that before.

    • Hi Mary!

      Doesn’t it make such a difference? Less chaotic and more cohesive. And you can go crazy with fun ribbons for each person. :)


  7. Thank you!!! I used your tags last year but these are wonderful!!!

  8. Cute tags! I love them!

  9. merci beaucoup pour le partage ! j’ai créé un lien ici : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/christmas-gift-tags-freebies/


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