Wrap it up. Spend an afternoon with the kids making personalized wrapping paper. Buy a roll of kraft paper and use paint, cookie cutters, and even potato stamps to create fun and festive designs. Add a sprig of greenery – pine, cedar, or a branch with berries – for a natural, fragrant finishing touch.
Sew pretty. Richardson saves leftover fabric scraps and puts them to good use during the holidays by sewing simple, reusable gift bags. Tie your handmade bags up with pretty ribbon for a stylish presentation.
Celebrate with colour. Trade in traditional red and green for a unique colour combination that really stands out. Richardson recommends unusual contrasts, such as hot pink with orange or pomegranate accented with olive.