I LOVE wrapping presents. And I LOVE CostCo wrapping paper and ribbon. I had so many that I had my husband build me a wrapping station! It looks similar to ones seen in scrapbook stores and pottery barn, but sturdy enough to hold the large rolls of paper and ribbon.I like to think that a beautifully wrapped package can be just as fun as what awaits inside. I like to make pretty bows on the presents that I give away. (Don't get me wrong, I like to receive presents wether they are wrapped or not, I just like to wrap the ones I give away.)
This year however, I decided to do away with a bow, but keep the ribbons. Using my cricut, I cut out monograms of our family's names, made them into stickers using my xyron machine, and attached them to the presents. Everyone got their own special wrapping paper with their monogram on their gifts. I like to use mainly red and white wrapping paper, so it matches the red and white of my tree. I guess the hubs didn't get the memo. (Actually I told him what paper to use a couple weeks ago, and he forgot. But I guess I will forgive him. At least they are wrapped and he used the right monogram!)
And presents look the best under a Christmas Tree. I LOVE my tree. Can you tell I'm a little obsessed with Red!! There are a few ornaments or, "decorations" as Mr. C calls them, that he helped make this year, but mostly the tree is decorated with red/white, snowman, and candy ornaments that I have bought over the last couple years on sale after Christmas or with coupons. I didn't used to have a star at the top of my tree, but it just didn't seem right. And I absolutely LOVE my star.