I’m really sorry. I steal from you alot. I bought your magazine for some Christmas ideas, and I saw a cute idea to put pictures along a ribbon as an ornamentation for your gifts. GREAT idea! But you see, Martha, I have to make things my own. So I tweaked your idea a little bit MORE. I took one of the pictures of our family, and printed it in Sepia to make it match my THRIFT STORE Wrapping paper. I also should mention that I had been looking for a clever way to make a tag, AND attach my THRIFT STORE ribbon without making a bow. (it wrinkles very easily) I HAPPENED to have some old sticky label making paper, so I printed the pictures onto that. THEN I stole your idea. I put the picture/sticker over the ribbon. Then I wrote the repient’s name on the bottom of the ribbon. Now, Martha, you don’t know me, but I have a tradition in my family when it comes to wrapping my kid’s gifts. I use a different paper for each kid, and I DON’T put a tag on it. Then, on Christmas Day, the boy’s get to open a box with their names on them. I put a piece of the paper that I wrapped THEIR gifts with in the box. This way, the boys don’t know WHICH gifts are theirs until Christmas Day.
This year, I am ripping the boys gifts the same as everyone else’s. With the brown paper, and the red ribbon. They WERE a bargain, Martha. I have to use them. Still, I wanted to continue with our tradition of no tags. SO….. I used my square hole punch, and I punched some paper out. In the spot that our pictures have been on our extended family’s gifts, I am putting the square of paper. A different paper for each boy, and the usual boxes on the tree.
Thanks. Martha! You gave me a classy way to use my bargains, and keep my Christmas Budget in tact! How do you think I did?