Last week I shared about how I’m striving to simplify Christmas this year with my decor choices. I am using a lot of live greenery and keeping things fairly easy in terms of not putting every single ornament we own on the tree. I want to slow down and savor Christmas with my family… but I can not help I am a bit of a color lover. So even those I am making a conscience effort to do things in a more minimal mindset, I am excited to be still Bringing the color with Gift Wrap this year.
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Things like color, pattern and texture are important when decorating your home. And although wrapping presents is much less of an investment, the same key elements can apply to wrapping pretty gifts. I am happy to be partnering with Minted this year on my gift wrap.
I think the art of wrapping a thoughtful gift is slowly disappearing. There is nothing quite like a paper wrapped gift. Add on a real ribbon and it’s like icing on the present cake.
The quality of these Minted gift wrapping papers are amazing. They are printed on thick luxe matte papers. They are sold as a set of 5 sheets and each sheet is 20″ x 28″.
My most favorite thing each year is creating the gift tags. It’s one of our family traditions each year and when I saw that Minted now has customizable paper, I knew I had to try it out. I selected Holiday Bouquet in a soft taupe color. I was able to customize the entire tag with different fonts and text. It was so neat!
In addition to colorful paper full of pattern, adding texture to your gifts with real ribbon is a perfect touch. I often like pairing contrasting ribbons and gift wrap.
I used Sea Moss Shimmer Ribbon with the herringbone paper. I used Teal 1″ Velvet Ribbon with the feather paper. Both Fuchsia Shimmer Ribbon and Robin’s Egg Ribbon on the marble paper and a perfect Peach Shimmer Ribbon on the holiday bouquet paper.
I also tied mini vintage ornaments to some of the gifts.
There is something about adding just white lights, silver and gold tinsel that feels so much less cluttered. We have since added a few select ornaments to the tress, but it feels good to keep it more simple this year.
I am particularly excited about this reversible tree skirt, the Desert Diamond. One side is a a more classic diamond and the other side is a fun cactus pattern! I think halfway through the month, I might flip the tree skirt over and enjoy a little cactus christmas.
As the holiday speed picks up, I am happy to be slowing down. I can spend time wrapping gifts that are special to my heart in special ways.
I am happy to say since putting more thought into simplifying our holiday decor, it really does feel more calm, slow and relaxed. We have already started spending the evenings with a fire in the fireplace!
And if you are looking to see other ways to be thoughtful with your decor, head over here.
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