How much effort do you put into the wrapping paper you buy for xmas?
Yesterday I went to target to buy wrapping paper and it literally took me about 45 minutes to pick it out. While doing so I watched countless people come up and grab 2 rolls and walk away. The whole time I kept thinking ...why can't I just not care what colors go with each other? To make things harder Target has two aisles of paper, so I had to keep bringing paper from one aisle to the other to check if the colors coordinated.
Unfortunately I needed 4 rolls and only got two. I just couldn't find four I liked together. So now I have cut out "swatches" from the paper I bought so that I can go to other stores to find coordinating papers.
I like to have four completely different yet coordinating papers.
I would only buy wrapping paper at the dollar store. I am certainly not spending a lot of money on something that is just going to be shredded and tossed in the trash. It would take me all of 2 seconds to find the Hanukkah paper, grab what I need and leave.
I just saw something on Pinterest that showed using one specific paper for each member of your family. You wrap things that go in the stockings in that one paper & then the corresponding gifts under the tree so that the receiver knows which gifts belong to him or her.
I would use snowmen for my 3yr old, Santas for my 9yo, blue for my 11yo, green for my 13yo, & red for my 16yo. I think it's pretty cute & plan on doing it this year!
ETA: I have so much wrapping paper from previous years that I am definitely using that to wrap gifts this year before having to worry about getting more!