One of the things I enjoy the most is wrapping up pretty packages. All year long, I collect paper, ribbons, and tags for Christmas packages. I prefer simple designs on my wrapping paper and I like boldly colored ribbons and bakery twine. I wrap lots of packages in brown parcel paper; it's a lovely background for fancy ribbons and it's useful all year long. Etsy gift guides are essential to this process.
Pictured here are some of the packages I wrapped for JT's advent calendar. They are a big part of making the month special for JT and that makes it happy for me.