Week 51 – brown paper packages
It’s the week before Christmas, and it’s time to wrap the gifts. For those who know me, or who have been following my blog for a while, you know that I don’t wrap with paper. I’ve been using cloth gift bags for a few years now, and every year I sew a few more to add to the collection (mainly because I don’t have bags the size I need).
The prompt this week is to capture the gifts, any way we choose. That’s how I read it, anyway. I spent yesterday morning wrapping the majority of the gifts that I have for my family. I placed them under the tree and fired up the camera. It was a very dreary day, and the light was scarce. I didn’t want to use my flash, so I set up a spot light on the ground, pointed in the direction of the tree. That’s the first time I had played with a spot light for light augmentation and I was happy with how it worked out.
In addition to the cloth bags, I also use the fronts of Christmas cards from previous years to label each gift. It’s nice to look back on the handwritten notes on the cards, before I cut the front off to use to attach to the ribbons.
I love coordinating the colors of the cards with the fabrics of the bags – I don’t do it with all of them, as the kids won’t care. But it sure looks pretty to me.
The large gift against the wall is one that my daughter is DYING to open. I sure hope she likes what’s in it. 🙂
The blue doesn’t typically say “Christmas” but I love the shimmery texture, and it says “holiday” to me.
And that’s your peek under our Christmas tree. I’m looking forward to taking the set of photos that show the joy on the faces of my children (and the adults in the family too!) on Christmas morning.