You’ve made your list but have you checked it twice and found a way to tell Who’s been naughty or nice (Ask the elf!) so the next step might be to wrap and tag the gifts you’ve already had chance to make or buy ready to hide from eager searching little eyes and hands (that way your two year old might not have been playing with the puzzle that was supposed to be a stocking filler for the last two weeks…)
Mammsaurus was let live and loose on Mummy Alarm in December last year “wreaking havoc and throwing great handfuls of festive cheer about the place like a mad woman”. She brought with her some Printable Vintage Christmas Images for Gift Tags that are “something simple that’s also a really handy way of using up some cardboard from boxes being delivered”.
For a cute reindeer with moveable legs, antler and tail that can be used “either as a decorative tag to adorn your holiday gifts or as part of a playful DIY postcard” head to Amy’s DIY Holiday Paper Reindeer Postcard & Tag post on East Drink Chic.
And, if Rudolph and his flying colleagues are one of the things you love most about Christmas, then take a look at Mother Natured’s Reindeer Noses Gift Tags too. With space on the front for the to and from information the recipient will also find some reindeer facts on the back. Did you know a reindeer coat has two layers of fur to help them stay warm? Or that reindeer have a strong sense of smell to help them find lichen under the snow?
The Creature Comforts blog, unsurprisingly, offers a quirky creature-based selection of diamond shaped black and white tags that you can “attach a little pom pom to the top of each animal’s hat (using a dab of craft glue) for an extra festive touch!”
Trimcraft’s Claire has posted a set of Free Christmas Tags Printables on the craft supplier’s website. The nine outline designs “can be cut out and used to decorate your cards or gift wrapping. Mount them on card, add glitter or colour them in the choice is yours”. Each have different wording in a variety of fonts including Do not open until 25th December, Handmade gift for you! and Special Delivery.
For a very simple printable tag base, and several suggestions of how to decorate it including a bauble and a 3D Christmas tree design, head to Creations by Kara to download her Christmas Gift Tags.
Papercrafts Inpirations magazine also offers some Cute Christmas free printable papers and toppers designed by Jenny Ellory to download from its website which could be used as wrapping paper and tags as well as to make cards with.
Planet Cards loves “helping you prepare Christmas in every single way, from personalised Christmas cards to fun Christmas ideas! To save you time and effort, here are a few gorgeous designs you can print and use as wrapping paper! Rather than use the same old wrapping paper, you can diversify with these different Christmas styles. If you’re planning a little Christmas party or are participating in Secret Santa at work, these printable Christmas wrapping papers are perfect to wrap up those little Christmas presents”. Its Free & Printable Xmas Wrapping Paper includes a Santa, snowflake and reindeer design.
Need Vintage Christmas Wrap to go with your vintage tags? Then head to Artful Adventures for three sheets of original vintage Christmas wrap for you to print off. “These come from an old sample book of my grandfather’s who for a while was a salesman for Christmas decorations and wrapping paper in the 1930’s” writes Jude.
More Christmas Scrapbook Paper whose designs could be used “in all sorts of craft and wrapping projects this Christmas” are available from Activity Village.
And don’t forget to have a browse through Ink Factory’s own Christmas Scrapbook Paper for designs including penguins, reindeers, snowflakes, gingerbread men, robins and baubles.
Do you love finding printables on the internet? Do you have particular favourites? Or have you featured some on your own blog? Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.