Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The best time to buy gift wrapping supplies is in January. I am sure you are thinking duh, that is obvious, but only if you want to buy Christmas themed gift wrap. But that isn't true. There are many items that are non-Christmas, non-winter, floating around the stores. You just have to think a little creatively to make it work. For example, any gift wrap that is a solid, you can use year around. Even it if is solid red or green. The bow or other accessories you use to decorate your gift can make it look Christmas like or not. Also, snow flakes, work for the whole winter, not just Christmas. I have found during the past, there are many Disney wrapping items but not all of them are Christmas theme. You can save those as well.

Bows: Bows may look Christmas like but when you add the right paper, they are no longer Christmas like. I love buying bows in Jan. because I get really nice ones for $0.10-$0.25 when they were selling them for $1.00-$5.00.

Ribbon: There is so much ribbon that is sold for a few cents as well. You can make your own bows with the ribbon. You can also add a professional look to your gift. Again, they might be Christmas colored, but you can dress it up with the right wrapping paper and bow, and it look normal.

I found this bow one year that was purple with gold trim. The way it was decorated, it was obvious that it was meant for Christmas. Then in the spring, I found a wrapping paper, that was spring themed but had the same two colors in it. It look like i had bought the paper and bow together. They matched perfectly and were great for a spring birthday or even a graduation gift.

I found this one ribbon, the thick kind, that was brown with silver trim for $0.10. This did not look Christmas like at all. I matched that up with a silver bag and made a bow out of it. The bow attracted all the attention off my silver Christmas bag that I bought for $0.15. This works great year round even if it uses silver. These are just a few examples of how you can use cheap clearance gift wrap from Christmas all year round.

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