How to Coordinate Holiday Thtmes with Wrapping Paper, Ribbons & Cards By Julie
Holiday Themes: How to Coordinate Wrapping Paper, Ribbons & Cards for the Holidays
At this time of year, sometimes it’s the littlest things that make the biggest impression. Taking the time to match your holiday cards and holiday gift wrapping ideas may seem like a little detail, but the thoughtfulness and frivolous fun of wrapping presents combines into something special. As an added bonus, choosing a wrapping theme both simplifies your shopping and adds to beauty of the presents under the tree. Here are a few of our favorite cards, paired with gorgeous gift wrap from around the web.
Glitter and Glitz
It’s the one time of year where it’s impossible to overdo the sparkle, so if you’re a glitter addict, this is your moment. Go for the gold with eye-popping glitter wrapping paper, add twinkling personalized gift tags and finish off with a glitzy ribbon. If you’re really glitter-crazy, you can even glue on a scattering of rhinestones and sequins for a gift that might even outshine the lights on the Christmas tree.
Cheery and classic, polka dots remain a favorite holiday gift wrapping theme. You can’t go wrong with traditional Christmas colors, and nifty reversible red and green holiday wrap lets you create all kinds of fun effects. For a slightly more sophisticated take, tonal themes or quiet neutrals make a great background for smart matching ribbons.
Traditional and sweet as sugar, stripes in peppermint colors of red, white, and green evoke the magic of childhood Christmases. (Bonus: cutting and wrapping is easy with the built-in guide of lining up stripes!) Accessorize with solid ribbons in any of the stripe colors, or go crazy on the candy theme with a candy cane ribbon. Attach suitably stripey holiday gift tags, and you’re done.
Black and White
In the crazy riot of Christmas colors under the tree, simplicity stands out. A black and white theme is sophisticated, contemporary, and unexpected. Solid sheets of one with a contrasting ribbon of the other is all you need, but black and white prints are also striking. Texture is key: look for embossed designs, or add a taste of old-world luxury with a plush black velvet ribbon. If you can’t resist a touch of sparkle, metallics gain a special glow against the quiet background. You can’t go wrong with a little silver or gold, either in bows or gift tags.
We might have saved the coolest wrap for last. Some of our cards have a rustic slate effect, which would be perfectly matched by this unique chalkboard wrapping paper. Using chalk, sketch a winter scene, scrawl sweet messages, or just let the kids scribble away for a truly personalized holiday gift wrapping idea. Tiny Prints also has holiday gift tags to match, and a grey burlap ribbon makes the perfect finishing touch. (This is an especially smart idea for teachers!)