It's crazy how fast the year passes. Some of us are already packing our suitcases, heading home, others are setting up the Christmas tree, the next one is baking the last cookies or wrapping the presents.
Yeah, it's really happening again. Christmas is just around the corner. The reindeer are fed, Santa Claus has oiled his sleigh. And we all hope that this year it will go smoothly, that we will have everything ready in time and that we can enjoy the holidays in peace. Well, it's never going to work out and let's be honest - do we really want that? A bit of chaos is part of the Christmas hustle and bustle.
Nevertheless, the hustle and bustle should not become hectic. We should take time for ourselves every now and then these days. Whether it's baking cookies, mulled wine with friends, family or colleagues or the evening in the bathtub with your favourite Christmas film.
For many, packing Christmas presents is pure stress. At the same time, this can also become a real highlight. Grab your best friend, pick out all the ribbons, branches, wrapping paper, cinnamon sticks & co., put the mulled wine on the stove, throw on the waffle iron and off you go.
Because even if probably very few of us still give away handicrafts, a self-wrapped gift under the tree always makes itself good.
That's why today we show you 5 suggestions how you can pack your Christmas presents.
And even those who are not particularly gifted with scissors and a hot glue gun should certainly find what they are looking for in our ideas.
Who doesn't know it? The alarm clock rings and the sleepy look at the clock tells us that the hours are limited. Now the most beautiful part of the Christmas season should start. Stupidly only that one must usually still wrap felt 835 gifts and write cards. Experience shows that not everyone has velvet ribbons, gift wrapping paper sheets and bay leaves in stock at home.
But don't panic. Home or garden utensils can be much better gift wrappers than you might imagine.
For those who like to take a little more time and let their creativity run free, the next three alternatives are just right.
Here are some examples:
- Newsprint instead of wrapping paper
- Butterbread paper instead of wrapping paper
- Paper bags (e.g. from the organic shop)
- Cinnamon sticks, candy sticks for decoration
- Branches, berries to decorate
- Threads instead of ribbons (kitchen)
- (Polaroid) Photo for the personal touch
- Christmas tree decorations from the living room steal (/rent) and use as a pendant
The trend in many areas of life is towards minimalism. The restrained Scandinavian furnishing style has now spread beyond bloggers and captivates with bright, natural colours and minimalist design with personal details. You can also pack your Christmas presents in the same way.
Colour world: white, green, natural tones
- Wrapping paper
- White wrapping paper sheets
- Fir branches
- Bay leaves
- Gift tags
However, at Christmas may also be exaggerated a little bit with pleasure. Whether it's the red wine, the food, the Christmas tree, the outfit or the gift packaging - on holidays gold, silver, glitter and velvet are so allowed, no even desired, as at no other time of the year.
Colour world: silver, gold, white, dark green, dark red, black, white, dark blue
- Thick velvet or satin bows
- Christmas tree balls
- Glitter in any form (e.g. tinsel)
- Plain wrapping paper (possibly with discreet patterns)
We usually associate Christmas with traditions. The whole year round we are looking forward to the food, the process is always a fixed one and the Christmas tree decorations have been passed on for generations. In a constantly and ever faster changing world, where streaming services produce new series faster than some find their gifts, it is nice to stick to some things that remain "old-fashioned". And if it's just the packaging of the Christmas gift.
Colour world: red, green, orange, natural tones
- Wrapping paper with christmas motives
- Coloured gift ribbon
- Dried Oranges
- Cinnamon sticks
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A simple variant for all those who prefer to stay away from the scissors are the classic Christmas bags. They can be made of cotton and can be reused every year or of course of cardboard, for all those who like to vary their appearance more often.
If you choose the bags, you can tie them up effortlessly with a beautiful bow, perhaps add a fir branch here as well - and the gift is ready packed. You can also buy a whole set and give all gifts a uniform look. But beware! Not that the mother-in-law gets the gift for grandma afterwards.
We wish you a lot of fun with packing and of course with unpacking.
Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and treat yourself to a little break from the hectic everyday life, if you can.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Your Kapten Crew🎄