This year's theme: Brown paper packages tied up with string, These are a few of my favorite things! Yes, the song from the Sound of Music!! (To see last year's theme, click HERE.)
This year, I wanted them to look like mail packages because who doesn't like to get a package in the mail?!? The wrapping paper was sturdy brown shipping paper I purchased from OfficeMax or Office Depot. I get them mixed up but it was a general office store. You get the idea. I had some crimson and cream string left over from Mark's birthday party (originally came from Hobby Lobby). I also purchased some mint/cream patterned masking tape because I'm still obsessed with red and mint and it was perfect for writing who the gift was to. And finally, I made postage images (stamps, "fragile,"postmarks, etc) in Photoshop and printed on full size label paper then cut so they would stick to the packages. Fun, right?!