By Christian Dian Headden
In the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations the gift wrapping often takes a backseat. Yet, it's not just a final touch but an integral part of our holiday décor. It's a simple yet effective way to infuse trendiness into your holiday setting without having to overhaul your entire tree. Start with a classic, timeless tree and let your gift wrap introduce the current trends. From the bow, creased edges all the way to the tissue paper, I want it to be perfect. A gift always seems more luxurious when it’s thoughtfully wrapped. So, here's to a festive season where our gifts do more than just sit beneath the tree.
Golds, creams and silvers add a sophisticated and traditional touch to your holiday decor, reminiscent of classic Christmas charm. Pair these with gold, silver and white ribbon. The left gold wrapping paper is from Rifle Paper Co., the white and the rest are from the Sugar PaperTM collection at Target.
Trendy:Incorporate trendy elements with pops of pink in your gift wrapping. This modern choice adds a lively and stylish flair to the holiday decor, offering a fun twist on the usual Christmas color palette and keeping your decorations on trend. The top three wrapping papers are from Etsy, and the bottom red and white stripes are from the Sugar PaperTM collection at Target.
Earthy:Embrace nature-inspired tones like rich greens and browns. Materials like burlap, twine, and recycled paper add an organic touch. This approach creates a natural, grounded feel in your holiday setup. The top three wrapping papers are from Target and the bottom green paper is from Hallmark.
Nostalgic:Think plaid ribbons, vintage Santa images, or designs reminiscent of old holiday postcards. This approach brings a cozy, heartwarming feel, reminiscent of childhood Christmases and family traditions. The green wrapping paper and gold tree paper is from Hallmark, the plaid paper is from Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia at Target, and the Santa paper is from Rifle Paper Co.