Seasonal Rituals // Christmas gift wrapping…

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I love the wrapping of presents, a glass of mulled wine and a Christmas movie – it’s a lovely thing to do.

This year I have decided I wanted a change from my usual Kraft paper wrapping.  It’s everywhere now, and I must admit I am a bit bored of it, having wrapped my gifts in it for the past 4 years it’s time for a change.  So I’ve been searching for alternatives, wanting something that has a rich warmth to it, but doesn’t break the bank – after all it’s only wrapping paper and it will be burnt on the fire once the gift is opened.

I scoured the internet, trawling the usual high street shops looking for something that was right.  I knew what I wanted, navy blue with a gold pattern.  Not too garish or shiny, but with a hint of opulence.  I couldn’t find what I wanted – until I searched on Ebay.  Good old Ebay eh?  A women was selling a ream of this pretty paper – it seems very old, and has a yellow tinge to the inside, which means she must have had it for a while.

I love the result.  Using a wide pale grey velvet ribbon and a sprig on pale yellow berries to add a flourish. I hope my family will love receiving their gifts.

How are you wrapping your gifts this year?

Here are some of my favourites:

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Discover all of these and more on my ‘Wrap it up’ Pinterest board.  It has all kinds of paper inspo, and if you are a stationery/paper nut like me – you will love it!  And yes it does have Kraft paper on there, I do love it really and will probably go back to it next year.  But for now – it’s a bit of bling!

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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.

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