We had simple Christmas decorations this year. I took down all the Christmas boxes, looked at a few of them and put them right back up. I decided it was a good year to simplify things.
I put a few lights on the tree, sprinkled some green balls around ... and added some antlers.
I also framed a couple of Christmas quotes. I framed this quote from Jolie's Etsy Shop in an inexpensive white frame that I spray painted gold.
I purchased "The Weary World Rejoices" print from Lindsay Letters. The frame is from Aaron Brothers.
I made a NOEL banner and brought in a new bar cart for a little fun. The bar cart is from Crate and Barrel.
Our thankful chain from Thanksgiving didn't make it on the tree, but I like it where it ended up.
My Christmas paper this year was primarily brown packing paper. I also purchased a few rolls of Kate Spade paper in black and white stripes. It was reversible with with gold dots on one side and I ended up using the dots instead of the stripes.
Kate Spade wrapping paper from Lifeguard Press
I don't think I did it intentionally, but the dots seemed to inspire my tags ...
And once I came up with the tag design, I used it to make a simple banner.
To make the tags, I started with a Kate Spade iPhone case image:
I also changed the color to green for a second tag choice:
And after I got the image the way I wanted, I added the initials:
I also used plain black card stock and a gold pen for some of my tags and even painted directly on the brown paper for a little fun...
My daughter who lives on a farm came into town today with her gifts all wrapped:
She used feed bags ... I LOVE IT!
So that's it ... we are all wrapped up here and ready to enjoy some quality time with family and friends these next few days while we reflect on the greatest gift - a baby who came down from heaven. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy. Joyeux Noel!