Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wrapped With Love

Picture the Holidays Day 20 - Wrapped with Love

Thiry Days Of Thanks Picture The Holidays - Day 20

Whether you've even begun to wrap presents yet is beyond me, but there is nothing more beautiful than the gifts all wrapped up in anticipation of being unwrapped and enjoyed. Today find a gift adorned in its holiday best!

Gift wrapping has always been a last minute thing for me and I must admit that most of the time I adorn my packages with hastily fastened and notoriously unsticky bows sold in bulk from Wal-mart. Gift tags were usually fashioned out of scraps of paper left over, folded to make a flimsy card. Sometimes I just write the name directly on the paper.

Why go to all that trouble when its going to be obliterated in five seconds flat anyway? Since I always seem to wait until the last minute, its not even like I can enjoy looking at the packages all season long.

Not this year. Ok, I am pretty much waiting until the last minute and today's image is the ONLY package I've wrapped thus far. But, I wrapped it with love and artistic intentions.

Still too practical to make a big investment in future trash, I used stuff I already had around the house, so it didn't cost me anything - a ribbon off a package sent to us by a vendor at work, the gift card I created for the "Got Gifts" prompt, paper left over from last year and a couple of decorative picks that I had in my box of Christmas decorations.

Would it be bad form to ask for the picks back so I can use them again next year? :)

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  1. This looks just beautiful LeAnne, and I'll just bet that the person receiving it will think so too! Like you, the wrapping is the last thing I do, but I usually just put on some Christmas music, and I end up really enjoying the time.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    I wish you and your family a beautiful Holiday!


  2. "Too practical to make an investment in future trash"...haha...LOVE that! Said perfectly! BUT...that is one darn beautiful wrap job too :)


  3. This is so pretty!
    I am always wrapping at midnight Christmas Eve.

    Oh... and I ♥ love ♥ your "find me" icons! They are so stampy!! lol LOVE THEM.

  4. LeAnne, this is GORGEOUS!! Superb macro. There won't be much under the big tree I got yesterday, but it's wonderful to have brought the forest to my living room. That smell of pine has always been special to me. May you have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Lovely wrapped. So pleasant to get a nicely wrapped gift.


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