Christmas is upon us, and we should have posted this blog sooner, since we think that a lot of these ideas are so much fun . . . and affordable! Affordability during the holidays is so important . . . we come from a big family, so when we do anything, we have to budget right to make sure that we get the most bang for our buck... and to make sure that we get everything that everyone want . . . this also allows us to be creative.
Here are some things and activities that we did this year . . .
We put up our annual (fake) Christmas Tree . . . with typical ornaments and ornaments name made with card-stock paper. We used our stencils and Cricut machine to cut everyone's names and just backed it onto another card-stock to make the name pop! We also decorated our names with random stickers that we found at the dollar section at Target & Michaels . . . This is our third year and the names on the tree keeps growing as more family members and friends join us for our annual Christmas gathering. It's a nice way to keep adding to our "family tree" and a nice change from writing names on an ornament.
We also made our own wrapping paper this year. We have been on a reusable kick, so reusing brown packing paper was perfect in saving money and it gave us a blank canvas to play with in creating something new and fun for our Christmas gifts. We decided to emboss them with different colors and holiday stamps that we had. Turned out cute and yay for going green!
We also emboss bags to give plain bags a little personality to them . . . if you have an embosser, you can also emboss bags for any occasions!
We had these tags as a Christmas Special at our Etsy store . . . we LOVE these tags because it is so cute! We used them for all of our gifts this year because it was so easy to tie and attached. What's best about the tags is that you can customize the size of the tag and decorate the tags in any way that you want . . .
Visit our Etsy Store and see what we have that can help you with your next project! From tags to wrapping paper . . . to cards . . . we will try to help in any way that we can.