I feel like I have been wrapping gifts for days now. And I'm nowhere near done. That's sort of funny considering I don't buy a lot of things and don't give that many things.
But we've made a lot of gifts this year. A lot.
And so I'm wrapping.
Cookies ready to be shipped - using paper cups bought at Ikea.
I love these boxes the post office had this year.
These took forever: the clay ornaments the kids and I made. I tied each one to a second smaller one shaped like a Christmas tree, and then tied the whole thing to a piece of cardboard. That got stamped and wrapped in cellophane, and again tied. With a tag. Sigh. But it did make a lot - enough to give to preschool teacher, friends, family and neihgbors. Love that.
But as I promised, I did not make all my gift tags. So I printed these from ellinee. Oh I love them.
Used them to wrap my toffee (and no, I did not make a third batch).
And the Cranberry Vanilla Liqueur I still have to post about.
And of course my Spekulatiuslikör.
Plus some cranberry jam I got from reusing the cranberries that were left over after straining the liqueur.
I also wrapped lots of books, the bride & groom presents and a bunch of other things, and made little stamped paper bags for all preschool teachers, neighbors and friends. They each got a tag with Christmas wishes and I can use them to collect the goodies to give - from cookies to the memory game, dog biscuits, toffee, Spekulatiuslikör or felt brooches.
Now I'm exhausted. But I love sneaking a peak in my closet where all the goodies sit and wait to be given away next week. That's my favorite part. And I can't wait.
Now the only thing I need is some snow so the kids and I can take the sleigh like we did the last two years.
Feels like Christmas now, doesn't it?