your business, and it can lead to being overwhelmed.
I have a saying that has carried me through from my employed days to my self-employed days: ‘If I always do what I’ve always done, I’ll always get what I’ve always got’.
I often pull up one of my favorite fonts and write my message on my laptop and then reference that when writing it out on the present but using your everyday handwriting is just fine too!
Wrapping a beautiful present can be as quick and easy as choosing a gorgeous paper and slapping a pre-made bow or other little “extra” on top!
I was always surprised by how blown away my “clients” were when they saw their wrapped gifts – in my mind I wasn’t doing anything special and certainly nothing difficult, but I realized it was the little extra touches that they might not have thought to do themselves that left such an impression.()It all starts with what you use to wrap and The Container Store has been my go-to store for years for wrapping paper, ribbons, and all of the little extras that take an ordinary present to “next level” status.
If you haven’t ever shopped their Gift Wrap Wonderland, you’re about to see what you’ve been missing because today I’m partnering with them to share ten of my favorite gift wrapping ideas that are easy to do and will totally wow the lucky recipients of your gifts!Layering a thinner ribbon over a different colored thicker ribbon makes presents look luxurious!I usually choose two colors that are both found in the gift wrap so that everything coordinates.One of my favorite things to do around the holidays is to sit down with loads of beautiful wrapping paper, tags, and ribbon and wrap presents while watching cheesy Christmas movies.I’ve loved wrapping presents ever since I was a kid and when I was in high school I even had a little business going where busy families paid me to wrap all of their holiday gifts!I also have plans to launch a gift wrap subscription box.In terms of the business wrapping, I would like three new clients per quarter, and I have plans to work with a visual marketer to inspire small businesses.Simply wrap two presents (one slightly bigger than the other) in the same gift wrap (I used ) and tie them together with ribbon, leaving long, cascading tails.Wire-edged ribbon like that I used works best because it’s easy to add those pretty waves to the tails.To stay connected with people while I was getting started, and to grow an audience, I became an Independent Phoenix Trader (now Flamingo Paperie) selling cards, gift wrap and ribbons.This was a great opportunity for me to advertise my workshops, which I initially ran from home.