I have a tendency to try to do too much at Christmastime. Everything is sparkly and lovely, so I have a hard time editing. I also subscribe to the Martha Stewart school of giftwrap: presentation is key. This year, I found wrapping paper that was both simple and interesting, so I knew I’d need to reign myself in on the bows and tags.
I often use vintage points and postcards as the base for gift tags and cards. I’ve used the ones I have several times, but I was also feeling the time crunch of so many things to wrap – so little time. I didn’t want to spend a few hours looking through postcards at an antique store, especially in mid-December.
After much internet searching, I came across these beautiful vintage Christmas collages–the perfect way to add a little vintage to my gifts. (source)
I printed them on cream cardstock and then cut them, taking care to not leave any blank margins. I wrote names in a thick and inky colored pen and double-stick taped them to the gift. If I had more time, I’d go through with some colored glitter glue and make strategic highlights, but I’ll let the ribbon speak for the sparkle.