make your gift wrapping lovely with woodland christmas tags & gift wrap guide

My sister has a holiday motto she says in a sing-songy voice this time of year: wrapped and done by december one.


The amazing part about it is that she actually adheres to it! {me? Not so much}.


Perhaps, like my sister, you have found {or made} the perfect gifts and you are at the wrapping stage. Or maybe you are more like me and you haven’t even written a gift list yet. Either way, when you do get to the wrapping part, you’ll need some creative wrapping ideas and a handful of new gift tags, right?

Because there are few things prettier and more enjoyable to give and receive than a creatively wrapped package, I have put together a new gift wrap guide to inspire your present-embellishing this holiday season.


This brand new 44-page guide takes you step-by-step through wrapping ideas for a variety of gifts, sources for favorite {and affordable!} supplies, and over 50 original printable tags and several envelope templates.


Pretty wrapping doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or labor-intensive and this simplified holiday gift wrapping guide offers plenty of inspiration and do-able ideas to get you started this gift-giving season.


Included in the guide are these classic christmas tags with coordinating stickers


these pretty patterned tags that can be embellished in so many creative ways


playful monogram tags


and creative packaging ideas {with templates} for gifting money and gift cards.


You’ll also find loads of sources for favorite packaging supplies


To get you started, please enjoy these sweet woodland christmas tags.




You can find these gift tags and many other Christmas freebies in THE ARCHIVE along with all of our best free prints, templates and fonts.  If you are not an Archive member, simply add your email to the list and you’re in!


Make your gift wrapping lovely this holiday season with the help of the entire simplified holiday gift wrapping guide.



Let the holiday festivities begin.

25 Responses to make your gift wrapping lovely with woodland christmas tags & gift wrap guide

  1. Nicole December 10, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    These are just lovely…thanks for sharing!

  2. Lauralee December 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Thanks for the quote from your sister. It’s way too late for me this year, but I have it down on my goal sheet for next year {Wrapped and Done by December One} with reminders already plugged into my calendar. I keep imagining how lovely December could be without the pressure of present hunting. I hope I can carry it through. :-)

  3. libbywilko November 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Love the free tags Emily, Thank you so much…. you are so tempting me with the booklet !

  4. Lisa November 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi Emily! Love your blog and all your printables! I am also having a problem downloading my purchase of the gift wrap guide! I put it in ibooks but cannot access it due to the ipad’s lack of flash player…
    Could you email me the guide? I would so appreciate it!!
    Lisa Daley
    btw…I curl my hair everyday now thanks to your tutorial!!

    • emily November 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

      Just sent the files :) Sorry about that.

  5. Dianne November 29, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Emily, I downloaded and printed the tags and the colour is nothing like the screen picture. The bodies of the animals are all a reddish brown and the floral decorations are all brown and rust! Tried a few things but can’t seem to fix it. Too bad, they’re such cute tags.

    • emily November 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

      hmmm. sorry about that. Make sure you open the file with adobe reader so the artwork loads fully.

  6. LauraC November 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    I LOVE those tags! Using them this year for sure!!! Thank you for your sweetness and generosity in sharing!

  7. Elise November 27, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I got the guide and loved it! It was like a massive JDC Monthly bonus pack :) You made me excited to get my holiday shopping done just so I can wrap pretty packages :)

  8. Harbormom November 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Emily, I downloaded the Tags and Giftwrap Guide -unfortunately, before I saw the discount code :/ – but it froze up before I could save it as a .pdf file or print anything. Help?

  9. kari November 26, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    what sweet tags. I love them! but, I can’t open the file.

  10. hillary November 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    the phrase is actually “presents under the tree by December three.” silly sister.

  11. Pam November 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Love the tags, thank you! I just ordered the Simplified Wrap can’t wait to go through it with a cup of tea.

  12. Melissa November 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Hi Emily,

    I still can’t open the file. When I click on the link, I receive an error message that the file is no longer available,. Any suggestions?

    • emily November 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      I’ll email you the file. Sorry for the trouble!

    • Melissa November 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you for sending the tags. I actually can’t open the gift wrap guide using the link in the email. I am sorry for the trouble.

  13. kimberly oyler November 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    ummmm cute! are the little bits of christmas tree branch (i don’t know they’re called?) real tree? where do you get those cute little things?

  14. Linne November 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    These ideas are great! I love your blog. I’m wondering if you are going to do a post on holiday teacher gifts. I usually do Starbuck’s gift cards but wanted to do something a bit more creative maybe something my eight year old could help with. Any suggestions?

  15. Nicole November 25, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    love your tags, emily! excited to use them this year :)

  16. hopeinbrazil November 25, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I’m a new follower of your site. Thanks for the lovely ideas and the cute tags.

  17. Rachel Franklin November 25, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Emily, it could be my computer having a little upset, but I downloaded the tags into two different programs and they’re showing up grainy and discombobulated. Thought you might want to know. I’ll wait a while and come back to it, since the web might need some time to straighten itself out.

    I appreciate your generosity. I’m also loving my JDC monthly!

    • emily November 25, 2013 at 10:20 am #

      sorry about that. I just fixed the file. It is slightly large, so have patience while waiting for it to load!

      • Rachel Franklin November 25, 2013 at 11:40 am #

        Emily, no worries! These tags are beautiful – a perfect addition to my gift wrap! Thank you!

  18. Alicia @ La Famille November 25, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    this is a terrific idea!

  19. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline November 25, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    those woodland tags are the sweetest!

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