I don’t think you can understand to what level I love wrapping. I spend weeks
months planning and researching. Like originally this year I was going to go with rose colored wrapping paper with gold stars and pink satin ribbon but the cost of importing it from Sweden was just too much to handle. Seeing as this year is the first year (don’t judge me) I have a boyfriend during the holidays, I decided to put my focus on wrapping paper I could actually get on this god forsaken island. Poor boyfriend though. He never even knew what hit him when I rocked up with 24 individually wrapped presents. Yeah you read right, I made my 28 year old boyfriend an advent calendar and let me just tell you, it took forever. My mom still makes me one, and I dont think I really every understood how long it takes her until I did it myself. Like I spent an entire Saturday planning, shopping and wrapping. Totally worth it though, he deserves to be spoilt! 🙂
As I couldn’t justify the import cost of wrapping paper, I opted for my second choice of wrapping, gold, gold and oh did I mention gold? Plus black satin ribbon. Love a little everyday luxury. I like to wrap my presents in different boxes so it throws you off a little when you open it. (Not like one of my family members who wrapped up a box for an SLR camera for me one xmas, I thought I was going to die with excitement, until I open the box and the only thing that was in it was a catalogue of different SLR cameras. Because who doesn’t want a catalogue of SLR cameras instead of the camera it self for christmas. If you’re reading this and you’re feeling guilty, you should. I was 17, you crushed me.)
Any way because I wrap everything in different boxes, it takes me forever to wrap everything. I wish I was joking when I said that I’ve probably spent 8 hours so far, and I’m not even done yet. If youre wondering the wrapping paper I am using for the christmas presents can be bought from postmarkonline.co.uk, Paperchase and Tiger.
The advent calendar wrapping paper is from Postmark and the gold bags + tags are from Tiger.
Ps. Don’t ever use sating ribbon for wrapping xmas presents. It actually costs a fortune.