I finally get to share what I’m using to wrap gifts! I’ve been purposely saving these brown paper bags from the grocery store all year to do this…hopping I saved enough for all my presents.
I really love the organic feel and simplicity of this kind of wrapping. Plus I’m recycling it just like the bag said. And since I’ve been sharing some basics on hand-lettering, I figured it’ll be fun to add that too.
For this Secret Santa gift, I lettered lyrics from the song “White Christmas” because it’s my coworker’s favorite Christmas song.
Of course, I couldn’t help myself but to buy a bouquet of greenery from the market when I saw it the other day. The florist said it should last till Christmas. So who knows, I may use it for a few other things 🙂
Here it is all ready for my coworker to open. I’m so excited for her to see what’s inside.
So that’s one down and 37439734 more to go.
It was probably really ambitious of me to post five days straight, but I really enjoyed sharing something new everyday this week.
However, pretty sure it’ll be awhile till I do this again. Ha.
Next up is a Christmas gift that I’ve given multiple times over the years. It’s usually a hit with the couple because it contains something so special.
Inside of the ornament is the couple’s wedding invitation. This one pictured is particularly unique because it’s mine and Khang’s.
Big cheesy smile on my face right now.
I was finally able to make us one for our very first Christmas as Mr. & Mrs. Pham.
This gift idea was originally assigned for Thursday’s post but I’m missing Khang a tad bit more today. He’s been away on business so I did it to cheer myself up. And it worked!
A simple yet sentimental gift that’s sure to make it on the Christmas tree for years and years to come.
“Our first Christmas 2016”
I remember opening up the box with our wedding invitations back in April. One look and I excitedly called my sister Jill and found myself crying my eyes out. They were so beautiful.
Jill designed our wedding invitations. She designed everything. The lettering is hers, envelope liner is hers, all of it…hers. It was a looong but fun process that was totally worth it in the end. She’s oh so talented and still to this day I can’t believe how lucky Khang and I were to have her take part in such a big way. So honored. Truly.
To see our invitation in all of its glory and many more beautiful pieces, here’s her business website OhMai! Art Creations
Isn’t it starting to feel a little more like Christmas,
When you really start getting comfortable and find your hand lettering “style”, you’ll soon find yourself thinking differently. You’ll think of any and every excuse to personalize an item while causally strolling through Hobby Lobby.
A huge light bulb went off when I saw these adorably tiny macaroon jewelry boxes the other day.
This one was harder to take photos of. It says “and i will hold what’s near and dear <3”.
I wish you could see them in person especially the gold paint ink I used for the lettering. Oh, just think of all the things you could write! Excited to finish and wrap them up in a bow for my loved ones.
Hope you stop by tomorrow to check out more gifts,