You know that recurring nightmare you have where it’s college exam time and you haven’t attended one class or cracked a book? Well, in recent years I dream, usually mid-November, that it is Christmas Eve and no presents have even been bought, nevermind wrapped. I awake heart pounding and spurred into action. Fortunately, as of last night much to TEdF’s relief, our Christmas shopping is done for 2014: nightmare once again avoided.
The gifts, however, still need to be wrapped. On a recent trip to Charlottesville, the gorgeous papers at Caspari were sorely tempting, but restraint prevailed. My practical side refuses to let me even recycle the closet full of wrappings from previous Christmases taking up precious storage space, though my creative side would love to chic-up my gift-wrapping game like some of the gorgeous examples on our Wrap It Up Pinterest board. Instead I will clean out the closet and use up the remnants tomorrow so next Christmas’s wrappings can earn a spot on that board.
The only item in my gifting closet that I may exhaust before gifts is gift tags. Fortunately, there is no need to panic, fight store crowds or spend money – on-line freebies await. Did you know that Pinterest and the blogging world have got this item covered, and all you really need is a pair of scissors?
We’ve compiled a Pinterest board with a variety of holiday gift tags to rescue you when you are wrapping in the wee hours of the morning or the very late hours of Christmas Eve. Just click over to the board and find a design that will work with your own wrappings. Then click through to the original page where you will find a download for your printer. While I prefer designs that I can print on full-sheet labels and cut out, most will also work great on cardstock with a hole-punch and ribbon or string or simply adhere with double-sided tape.
If you’re feeling crafty and, like Ellen, have finished your Christmas chore list, making your own tags out of remnant card stock and glitter is as easy as HO•HO•HO.
Make a sale tag template and cut out required amount. Spray one end with crafty glue spray, using a strait edge to make a clean spray line. Then sprinkle glitter. Punch a hole and add a paper reinforcer if desired. Color possibilities are endless!
Our Pinterest Christmas Tags board provides enough different options to suit most any wrapping style, and when you are desperate, your exacting design sensibilities are usually willing to compromise. We hope you will find something in the mix to help you finish this item on your Christmas to-do list. Happy wrapping!
December 19, 2014
p.s. If you find any other on-line gift tags that you think the posse would like, please leave the link in the comment’s box below, and we will add it to our Christmas Printable Gift Tags Pinterest board.