I started wrapping gifts last night. I don't think I would have started so early (to me December 3rd is early!) if the tree wasn't standing there looking so beautiful and sparkly just begging for gifts to be under it's boughs! One of the papers I used is black with silver snowflakes. It looked so pretty in the store, but truth be told, now that it's under the tree I don't think I'd choose a black paper again. Not festive!
The above illustration is featured in this month's issue of Ideal Home magazine. Now they are festive! I also submitted it for this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Stretch" because she's stretching out the ribbon. But I don't know, that may be a stretch. :)