what I do

what I do

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's wrapping paper time!

Tradition in my house is that as soon as Halloween is over it is time to shop for Christmas wrapping paper. I know it sounds backwards - shopping for the outside of the gift before the gifts are purchased but that is what I do - it is how I get motivated and excited to start thinking about Christmas. As they do every year, The Container Store puts out their holiday wrapping paper right around Halloween. I look forward to seeing their selection and they are the first place I look.

Christmas 2010 wrapping paper

Christmas gifts 2010

I used turquoise, the color of the year for 2010 as my inspiration last year and also because I had purchased so much turquoise ribbon it was practical to be able to use it! You can read my post about last year's wrapping here.

I know you are dying to know what I chose this year ...

Adeline - 5 weeks old

So, in keeping with my color of the year ... this is what I chose:

 I fell in love with the reindeer paper first. I kind of have a thing for reindeers at Christmas. And look what I found while I was shopping with a client at HomeGoods the other day:

I have a rule that when I am shopping with a client I will not purchase anything for me even if I have to go back later. Today I broke that rule! I did offer it to her first though ;)


Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Every time I see Adeline I smile! Her eyes are GORGEOUS! She seems to be so awake, smart, sweet! Oh, I'm sooo happy for you!

I remember your post from last year. I'm going blue/turquoise this year. I've already sent my family gifts yesterday (to Brazil) and my husband asked me if I was inspired by "Tiffany". I never thought about that, but the colors are the same.

Love warping, actually. It feels peaceful for me. Especially if the kids are already sleeping! Because I don't like to have handle hot glue w/ them around :-)


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Marianne said...

Little Adeline is so darn cute! You are way ahead of me with choosing wrap. I went by my local paper boutique the other day and they were just getting their wrap in the next day. I must go back soon, or all my favorites will be gone. I love your choices this year! So fun and festive!

Ann said...

That reindeer is worth breaking one of your rules... so lovely.

Oh I have lots of Holiday wrapping papers and ribbons too from past Christmases I always say I'll use them the following year buy I always end up buying more... what can I do? The designs keep getting better and better.

Kathysue said...

Adeline is beautiful, I can see why she melts your heart. Love your rheindeer, he is gorgeous and I had that rule too when I shopped with/for a client. I think I would have broken my own rule too, Kathysue