I have always loved, for as long as I can remember, finding pretty wrapping papers for my Christmas gifts. If you’ve received a Christmas gift from me, you know this is true.
The above image is my own, from approximately 2011, when cameras weren’t as good as they are now, but I still love it and wanted to share it with you, so you know what I’m about to say is true.
My love for pretty wrapping papers stems from an early Christmas memory.
My Mom’s duplicate bridge partner for many years, Bill Landley, would bring my family the most exquisitely wrapped gifts every Christmas. My teenage anticipation grew by the second as I dug through the layers – bows, ribbons, gift wrap paper, tape, speciality boxes, sparkly tissue paper – the works!
Oh how I loved opening them… I always knew a treasure I truly wanted would be buried inside and I was never disappointed. He was the most generous gift giver.
He’s long been gone, but his kindness will never be forgotten – and neither will the way his gifts were wrapped.
I learned from him the delight that a beautifully wrapped gift could give the recipient and today, I carry on creating that magic for my own family and friends.
This year, I went searching on Etsy for pretty papers for Christmas gift giving, in order to support artists and their small businesses and today, I’d like to share with you some of my favorites.
Please let me know, in the comments, which ones you like best.
First of all, the Chinoserie themed paper below, which I think my interior designer friends might love, is from Etsy seller, Shann Spishak.
Unfortunately, her shop is closed now, so you can’t get this paper this year, but you can put it on your list for next year if you love it as much as I do.
She has several different versions of it, as you can see below, and her shop is here.
It is SO perfect for #designhappyliving homes!
Can’t you just see this pretty paper under the Christmas tree of my friends, David Ecton and Lance Jackson of Parker Kennedy, who so kindly gave me permission to share their stunning Christmas tree on my Instagram feed – which you can see below, too.
What do you think?
As any friends of mine know, I love hand drawn illustration. The pretty poinsettia gift wrap paper in this image is from the Etsy shop of Jennifer of Sugar Spice Invitation in Atlanta. I just love the natural charm of it, and how she’s brightened the traditional colors a bit.
This pretty gift wrapping paper has that same natural charm and is from the Etsy shop of UK based, Where The Wildlings Roam. Her shop is here and is full of gorgeous hand drawn illustrated gift wrapping papers. It’s not to be missed!
Now for something bright and fun, for your children. The next three papers touched my heart and made me smile. I hope one of them will do the same for you.
First, we have two adorable papers [ I love her gift tags!] from UK illustrator and Mom, Laura of Clara and Macy. Find this paper, here.
Also from Clara and Macy is this precious paper doll Christmas gift wrap paper. How cute is this? Can’t you just imagine your daughter or niece or granddaughter having fun with this after she unwraps her gift?
Two gifts in one is my idea of a total win from Santa! Find this paper, here.
And from Las Vegas, Nevada based illustrator, Abbie Renzema, of Abbie Ren Illustration, I found this paper that gave me a huge smile!
I remember, so well, my parents telling me “Do Not Shake” when I was four, five and six years old and couldn’t resist doing exactly that! Do you?
Find this paper, and the rest of Abbie’s adorable, and funny, collection of pretty Christmas gift wrap papers, here.
Lastly today, I found two colorful and pretty Christmas gift wrapping papers from the Etsy shop of Chicago based, Erisha of Ruby Stripe.
Erisha is also the well known Etsy seller, All Things Created. She started Ruby Stripe as a side business, and I think her colorful papers are so perfect for your #designhappyliving homes.
You can find this paper, here.
This is the other one I loved from her – the Christmas cakes. You can find it, here.
Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of my favorite pretty papers for Christmas gift wrapping. Please PIN the ones you love best. I sure would appreciate that!
And… I’d love to know what your favorite sources are for pretty wrapping papers, too. I’m always on the hunt for the unique and unusual!
Please let me know in the comments.
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