I can't take credit though... i read about this in a magazine, and borrowed it and we made it our own. so here's the deal - i bought plain white gift tags... no santa, no words, no wreaths. then instead of writing to: lesli, from: justin we added a special touch. we either hinted at the gift or credited someone famous for the gift. justin's reecord player... from: his favorite dance partner. my photoshop (yes i got it! - i LOVE santa) to: pam, from: jim - may your inner artist grow (a nod to the office). for a "stylish sweater" justin asked for... from: tim gunn. reading the cards was almost more exciting than opening the gift.
because i keep everything, i will keep these for a very very long time. and also because i keep everything we're having a wedding themed Christmas! Somehow i came home with every single bag from every single gift at every single shower, and being the frugal stickler i am, you know i couldn't splurge on Christmas wrapping paper. nothing says Santa like black and white bag with a bride! and yes, our presents are under the tv. flat screen plasmas are the Christmas tree!
we wish you a very merry christmas this year, and so do oprah, and paula deen and brad pitt and whomever makes you happy!