Today’s post is from one of my very favourite bloggers, Kate from Picklebums. Kate is a very clever lady and makes also sorts of fabulous things you can download and print. In today’s post which is the last in the Christmas Planning in July series, Kate is sharing a set of gorgeous Christmas Gift Tags you can download for free – thanks Kate, one more item checked on my Christmas 2011 to do list!
One of my favourite things about Christmas is wrapping presents. I love all the beautiful and cleverly wrapped gifts I see both online and under Christmas trees. Every year I promise myself that I will not leave all my Christmas preparations until the last minute. Every year I promise myself that I will have time to wrap some of my own beautiful presents. Every year I am still wrapping gifts at midnight on Christmas Eve with whatever old wrapping paper I can find, usually writing names with a marker, but not this year!
Inspired by the Planning Queen’s Christmas in July series, I am already collecting ideas, making plans and writing lists. This Christmas our gifts will be as beautiful and thoughtful on the outside as they are on the inside!
To help us all get a head start on this goal I’ve created a set of printable Christmas gift tags to share with you. You can download the file here – Christmas Gift Tags or click on the image below.
Eco Friendly Christmas Gift Tags
Here are some ideas to use these tags if you are following Nicole’s Eco Friendly Christmas theme.
- By printing your own gift tags you are already taking care of the environment by not buying tags with extra packaging or that have been transported long distances. You also have full control over what they are printed on and you only have to print as many as you need, when you need them.
- A quick and easy way to make these tags even more eco-friendly would be to buy some lovely recycled paper to print them on. Or perhaps you could recycle your own paper. In the photo above I printed the tags onto the back of one of my children’s old drawings – lovely tag design one side, with bonus snippet of drawing on the other!
- You could print the tags onto the back of cut up cereal boxes. The cardboard from a cereal box is the perfect weight and they would look lovely contrasting with the brown. If you wanted to get really fancy you could even make your own recycled paper.
- You could also try printing the tags onto newspaper or fabric. You’ll need to check your printer’s capabilities first and you need to adhere flimsy paper or fabric onto stiffer card or paper to avoid disasters.
- Print your tags onto whatever paper or card that takes your fancy! Simply download and open the pdf document and print on an A4 (letter sized) piece of paper or card. Cut out the tags and punch holes and you are ready to wrap.
Free Printable Christmas Cards
If you like these printable Christmas tags you can also download a matching printable Christmas card design from Picklebums – Printable Christmas Cards.
While you are over at Picklebums you should check out more of Kate’s free printables like these fab pieces:
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So tell me, have you made some headway into your Christmas planning this July?