Gift wrap­ping

Tags for New Year's gifts: original ideas and tips for making

New Year brings joy and fun. Every­one wants to share the fes­tive mood with loved ones, sur­prise them with pleas­ant gifts. Gift wrap­ping is a spe­cial sacra­ment, because it is very inter­est­ing to open a beau­ti­ful wrap­per in antic­i­pa­tion of a sur­prise.

In large fam­i­lies, accord­ing to tra­di­tion, gifts are put under the Christ­mas tree. So that every­one can find their own sur­prise in an abun­dance of bright box­es, all presents can be sup­ple­ment­ed with cards with names. About tags for New Year’s gifts and will be dis­cussed in the arti­cle.


Beau­ti­ful wrap­ping paper and bright rib­bons help set the hol­i­day mood. The fin­ish­ing touch is per­son­al­ized New Year’s tags. The tra­di­tion of dec­o­rat­ing gifts with labels with sig­na­tures came to us from Europe recent­ly, but the Rus­sians imme­di­ate­ly fell in love with it.

New Year’s labels do not just com­ple­ment the design of gift wrap­ping. They make the present indi­vid­ual and allow you to please a per­son with warm words and wish­es. So, the gift­ed per­son already receives a piece of atten­tion and ten­der­ness even before open­ing the box.

Gift tags can be:

  • plain and sim­ple (in the form of rec­tan­gles, cir­cles);
  • curly (with per­fo­ra­tion, in the form of Christ­mas trees, snowflakes, cones, birds, fairy hous­es and so on);
  • with draw­ing;
  • volu­mi­nous (with addi­tion­al ele­ments — bows, dec­o­ra­tive but­tons, all kinds of appli­ca­tions).

Most of the options assume that there is free space to sign the name of the recip­i­ent of the gift. Some mod­els include a ready-made plate that can be filled with warm words. On some labels, you can write a whole con­grat­u­la­tion, com­pli­ment or sin­cere wish for the next year.

The area of ​​some labels is com­plete­ly occu­pied by a pat­tern. Such prod­ucts can be signed on the reverse side.

Tags can be:

  • buy in spe­cial­ized stores;
  • down­load from the Inter­net in the form of tem­plates and print on card­board or thick paper (some tem­plates allow you to add your own words in a graph­ic edi­tor, oth­ers already con­tain ready-made text);
  • do it your­self.
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Store items are usu­al­ly already filled with New Year wish­es. Their selec­tion is not very large. On spe­cial­ized sites you can find a fair­ly wide range of tem­plates of var­i­ous shapes, col­ors and styles. This allows you to cre­ate a very beau­ti­ful decor.

If you want to please your loved ones with some­thing exclu­sive, you can make the tags your­self. Here you are only lim­it­ed by your imag­i­na­tion and skill lev­el.

How to choose

When choos­ing gift labels, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er the over­all styl­is­tic idea. The tag should har­mo­nious­ly com­ple­ment the pack­ag­ing design. It could be roman­tic retro style with angels and oth­er relat­ed images. Dusty tones, the effect of aged paper are appro­pri­ate here.

It is also pos­si­ble mod­ern min­i­mal­is­tic style. In some design options, even black and white labels will look impres­sive.

Chil­dren’s (and some­times adults’) gifts are often wrapped in bright­ly col­ored paper. It is impor­tant to strike a bal­ance here. For exam­ple, if the pack­age is dec­o­rat­ed with a col­or­ful print, a plain tag will suit it. If one-col­or paper is select­ed, then it is per­mis­si­ble to add a tag with a pat­tern. This will not allow all the ele­ments of the decor to merge into an incom­pre­hen­si­ble var­ie­ga­tion.

Choos­ing a name card atten­tion should also be paid to its fas­ten­ing. The ele­ment can be fixed with a tape or rope thread­ed through a spe­cial hole. And also the tag can have an adhe­sive back­ing. The choice of fas­ten­ing method depends on per­son­al taste and the gen­er­al idea of ​​u200bu200bdecorating gifts.

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How to do it yourself?

A self-made decor will not only be indi­vid­ual, it will be able to con­vey all your love and ten­der­ness that you put into cre­at­ing this mas­ter­piece. Peo­ple close to you will be delight­ed to see with what respon­si­bil­i­ty you pre­pared for the hol­i­day, think­ing about them.

To cre­ate the labels, you will need the usu­al sta­tionery and a cou­ple of dec­o­ra­tive details (option­al):

  • card­board (you can also use thick white or col­ored paper);
  • scis­sors;
  • water­col­or paints and brush,
  • gel pen;
  • dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments (but­tons, sequins, lace, and so on).

The process of mak­ing a Christ­mas acces­so­ry is quite sim­ple.

  1. First of all, you need to draw the out­lines of the future ele­ment on the card­board. It can be a cir­cle, a poly­gon, a Christ­mas tree or some­thing else (it all depends on your idea).
  2. If the tag will be attached with tape, a round small hole should be made clos­er to the edge.
  3. The next step is dec­o­ra­tion. You can col­or the ele­ment with paints, draw some pat­terns, dec­o­rate it with sparkles, appliqué. If you are famil­iar with the scrap­book­ing tech­nique, you can use var­i­ous ele­ments and effects. Don’t for­get to leave space for the recip­i­en­t’s name.
  4. Sign the labels. You can just enter a name, or you can make a whole con­grat­u­la­tion.

Think­ing through the design of the ele­ment, you should con­sid­er who the mes­sage will be addressed to. If this is a gift for a man, it is bet­ter to choose lacon­ic calm tones. A chil­dren’s gift implies bright­ness and cheer­ful prints. Mak­ing a present for a woman can include del­i­cate shades and roman­tic motifs.

The shape of the tag can also be relat­ed to who it is intend­ed for. Christ­mas balls, bells and snowflakes are uni­ver­sal options. Chil­dren’s labels can be made in the form of snow­men, bun­nies, mit­tens. A humor­ous addi­tion to a men’s gift is a fun­ny mus­tache.

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Making from postcards

Many have left New Year’s cards from pre­vi­ous years. They can be an excel­lent mate­r­i­al for mak­ing exclu­sive gift cards. Images of San­ta Claus and the Snow Maid­en, mag­i­cal ani­mals in a snowy for­est, joy­ful chil­dren with gifts are espe­cial­ly suit­able. You just need to care­ful­ly cut out the pat­tern. On the oth­er side, you can write a con­grat­u­la­tion.

How to fix?

The meth­ods of attach­ing the tag to the gift box can be dif­fer­ent. The most pop­u­lar method is to use rib­bon, dec­o­ra­tive twine, or a strip of lace fab­ric.

In this case, the tape is cut into equal parts. Then it is thread­ed into the hole of the label and fixed on the gift with a beau­ti­ful bow. The twine is tied, cre­at­ing a sem­blance of a thin cobb. Usu­al­ly this is how gifts are made in retro style.

Final­ly, You can use dou­ble-sided tape to secure the item to the pack­age. (if the part is hand­made or pur­chased, but does not have a spe­cial hole).

    As you can under­stand from the above, there are a lot of options for dec­o­rat­ing gifts. You can use ideas from the inter­net or come up with your own. In any case, your gifts will be unique and mem­o­rable, because your loved ones will undoubt­ed­ly appre­ci­ate that you have invest­ed your soul not only in buy­ing the present itself, but also in its design.

    You will find a step-by-step guide to mak­ing tags for New Year’s gifts in the fol­low­ing video.