This year (of course) involved some of my own wrapping paper, some of my favorite dollar store brown paper and a little bit of silver paper. I also used a mix of ribbons, strings and a few pieces from Anthropologie's packaging from last year. I also printed some "want, need, wear, read" tags on my brown kraft paper. Overall I kept it pretty simple and used things I already had. I had a lot of fun using up scraps this year so that no paper went to waste!
Can you tell our poor tree is dead? Even with daily watering, our tree dies before Christmas every year. Our house happens to be very dry which doesn't help our poor tree friend. Luckily it's stayed green every year past Christmas. So here's to hoping the same is true this year!