Christ Centered Christmas Wrap Ideas

Christmas is around the corner, gifts are bought and there's just one thing left to do... wrap! I don't know if this makes me crazy, but I personally love laying out all the gifts we bought for our loved ones and wrapping all of them. I hate to admit this, but last year was the very first time that I really thought about what I was wrapping my gifts with. Usually my wrapping paper, gift tags, and bags are decked out in snowflakes, ho-ho-ho, Santa Claus, and snowmen. Now don't get me wrong, I love ALL things Christmas (from Jesus to Santa and everything in between)! I think it's such a fun time of year and I personally don't find a ton of harm in enjoying it all and singing along to Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town.  But this year I thought it would be fun to show my true heart through my gifts. Christmas is Jesus's birthday... I hope that is not news to any of you. That is literally (as you hear people say) the reason for the season... So I thought it'd be fun to share some DIY Christmas wrap ideas with you all, to add a sweet little reminder to us all what this season is truly about. 

 

DIY Stamp Gift Bags

You can find a ton of different stamps at your local hobby store, Hobby Lobby had a lot of Christ centered stamps, from scriptures to actual pictures of Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. I bought a stamp that said Joy to the World THE LORD has come.  You can purchase some simple brown bags any size and stamp them. You really can't mess this one up and there are so many ways you could add the stamps to the bags, I staggered them and covered the whole bag (see photos below). 

Add Ornaments

I love adding ornaments to the outside of a wrapped gift because it adds a little something special and takes the whole present to another level. Purchase some lovely Christian ornaments, pop them on a gift bag or a wrapped box and BAM! You're all set. That's such a simple way to add a sweet little reminder of what Christmas is all about. Then you're loved ones have a little something for their tree. 

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When In Doubt... Ribbon

You can find so many beautiful ribbons that are focused on Jesus. Hobby Lobby (this post is not sponsored btw, I just love them) had an amazing selection of ornaments and ribbons. I loved adding the fancy ribbon with the simple parcel paper. 

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Write Scripture

Adding you're favorite scripture to a gift tag or even the wrapping paper itself is a great way to add a personal touch to your wrapping. I have the WORST handwriting ever so I had to do a mock up of what would be cute on a gift tag- haha but for those of you who write better than a third grader, have at it! 

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I hope you all have a blessed Christmas this year. I pray it's filled with love, family, giving, laughter and tons of great memories. This year I am reminded that God is so good, as it's our baby boy's first Christmas and I couldn't feel more blessed to have such a happy, healthy little man. Praise Jesus!

Thank you for reading, comment below if you have other fun ideas on how else to bring the focus on Jesus during Christmas. 

 
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Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide: Unisex Gifts For Him or Her+A GIVEAWAY

I personally find that stocking stuffers can be more difficult than actual presents. Sometimes I have trouble thinking of things that are SMALL enough to fit in the actual stocking, but also is something they will genuinely enjoy. Do any of you find that a bit difficult too?? I have spend some serious time thinking of stocking stuffers that most people would genuinely love, they will fit in most stockings, and are fairly affordable. I hope this gift guide stocking stuffers edition helps you this Christmas Season!! 

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY that is included in this post!! 

Michael Kors Travel Passport Wallet - $78.00 at Nordstrom- Comes in black, pink or brown. I personally think the black and brown and go for male or female gifts. You really can't go wrong with Michael Kors.

Go Travel Heated Coffee/Tea Mug - $16.99 on Wayfair.com . This mug plugs into your car to keep your drink warm. I have NEVER seen something like this!! Haha I think it's a must and will probably order my husband and myself one. It's not particularly "stylish", but heck... your coffee is warm!! 

Frosted Cranberry Mini Candle - $4.50 at Bath & Body Works- They have a ton of different scents, but these little candles are the perfect size for any stocking! 

Canned Wine - $15.00 from Infinite Monkey Theorem. Ok ok... I know some of you reading this might be skeptical but trust me, their wine is AMAZING!! When I was in college I toured their winery that is located in Downtown Denver. Back then they talked about how "someday" they wanted to sell wine in a can. I thought it sounded brilliant! And now they are doing it! Actually, Frontier flights have their wine for sale. It's delicious and will slide perfectly into a stocking for your adult loved one! 

Savannah Mee Majesty Gift Set - $12.99 at Target. This includes a body wash, lotion, lip balm and a darling travel bag. These are all travel size items which is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. This gift is a tad girly, but I probably only think that because my husband hates lotion, body wash AND lip balm haha ! So HE personally would not enjoy this gift, but I know a lot of men and women who would. 

Raw Vitality Trail Mix - Price isn't listed on Wholefoods.com but you can purchase this at Whole Foods. I really just think any kind of trail mix will do. Get a kind you know your loved one likes. This can be really a bag of trail mix, nuts, dried fruit or anything else you have in mind. I think having a healthy snack in the stocking is refreshing because the holidays can be filled with SOOO much junk food and unhealthy snacks. Mix it up!

Eucalyptus Spearmint Travel Size Body Lotion - $5 at Bath & Body Works. This tiny bottle of "stress relief" lotion is perfect for any stocking!

Inside Out Movie - $22.99 at Target. You can pick any movie you'd like, but this movie is ADORABLE! It has such a positive message and although it is made for kids, I love this movie so much!! 

Godiva Hot Chocolate Gift Set - $20.00 on Godiva.com or in a Godiva Store. Godiva has some of the best chocolate of all time in my opinion! 

A few of the items in the stocking will go together perfect for a cozy Christmas night! You could drink some wine or hot coco while you snuggle up to watch a movie! Be sure to light your candle ;) . Perfect cozy Christmas night in my opinion!! 

Custom Phone Case or Laptop Skin - Price depends on what item you purchase at Caseapp.com . Case App was kind enough to send me a free IPhone 6s case. I got to custom design it, and being the travel lover that I am, I used a picture I took of the beach while I was in Ocean City Maryland. I put "take me to the beach" on it. It turned out more adorable than I thought it was going to!! I wanted it to be personal and meaningful. I keep seeing people make marble looking phone and laptop cases, which is cute, but I personally think your loved one would appreciate a more intimate, custom and personalized gift.

Case App was kind enough to give all of my readers 20% off their purchase!!! Code is: ACCORDINGTOD. Offer Valad until December 16th. 

Here are pics of the Iphone 6s case I made:

I hope that this stocking stuffers gift guide helps you in your Christmas shopping this season!!! Merry Christmas and don't forget to enter into the giveaway below!!! 

 

 

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Our Wedding Inspiration!

 

 

 

 

When I was planning our wedding, I loved to get online and look through photos of other peoples weddings for inspiration! I looked on Pinterest, Youtube, Blogs, Facebook, etc! I loved being inspired by other bride's wedding themes, decor and creative ideas! It was so fun planning our wedding, I truly had a blast!! If you are a bride reading this, I encourage you to truly embrace and enjoy this wedding planning journey, have fun with it, and remember what's most important... You and your soon to be husband!

Here is a look into our wedding; I hope it can help inspire you with YOUR planning!

 

 

 

 

Colors:

Gold, White, Champagne with hints of Blush

Flowers:

Dahlias, Peonies, Dinner Plate Dahlias, Garden Roses, Ranunculus, White Anemones, Spray roses, stock, astilbe, queen anne's lace and dusty miller... 

bridal bouquet was white peonies, anemones and dusty miller

Theme:

Romantic/ Vintage with a pop of glam

Incorporating lace, antique gold, antique looking frames, romantic ribbons, etc. created a romantic and vintage feel. 

i had a couple things that were a "pop of glam"... My shoes were glittery gold! so was the ribbon that wrapped around the bridal bouquet! Also, there was glittery gold incorporated into the table numbers, and on a few vases around the reception. 

Here are a few photos from our wedding...

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 My nephew carried a sign that said.... "uncle nick, here comes your bride". ordered off etsy

My nephew carried a sign that said.... "uncle nick, here comes your bride". ordered off etsy

 my amazing grandfather walked me down the isle

my amazing grandfather walked me down the isle

 i did this diy project for the seating chart. this is where guests would look to find what table they would sit at. made with an antique frame, chicken wire painted gold, gold clothes-pins and flowers. 

i did this diy project for the seating chart. this is where guests would look to find what table they would sit at. made with an antique frame, chicken wire painted gold, gold clothes-pins and flowers. 

 fun perks of a golf course wedding!

fun perks of a golf course wedding!

 we had a photobooth at the reception! Such a blast!!!! 

we had a photobooth at the reception! Such a blast!!!! 

 we had a coffee bar with biscottis, chocolate pirouettes, straws that match the wedding, and personalized napakins.

we had a coffee bar with biscottis, chocolate pirouettes, straws that match the wedding, and personalized napakins.

floral for our wedding was done by from the ground up flowers, here is the link:

if you are curious about the program we had at our wedding (picture above). the large frame with chalk writing... i did a blog post on that, it was a diy project. here is the link for that post: 

thank you for reading! I hope this helped inspire you for your own wedding! if you are a bride to be, congratulations!! And remember to enjoy every moment of it!

Comment below with your favorite wedding trends!