Friday, December 3, 2010

The Trouble with Gift Wrap!

I have trouble with gift wrap at this time of about you?

Here are my two main problems - first of all - most of it has "Santa" related pictures...from Santa himself to elves and reindeer.  I don't want Santa things in my home.  (This is not to say anything detrimental about your home and your choices...please understand that!).

The other problem is quality - most of this paper is printed in China and is so thin you can almost see through it.  I find that when I wrap presents, often the corners of the packages pop through.  Sigh...what's a mama to do?

I was contacted some weeks ago by a lovely woman about my Tradition of the Straws. (I'll be reposting that article later this week).  She was seeking permission to repost my tradition on her company's website - they are looking for ideas on how to celebrate Jesus.  I checked out the website...(I'm cynical wise cautious that way).

Lo and behold....her company makes gift wrap - beautiful gift wrap!  The name of the company is First Christmas Gift Wrap.   There are several are just a couple...

And even one for children...

And the quality - oh my!  This is heavy duty wrapping paper...and the best part...printed here in the USA!  You'll notice that they are also giving 20% of their profit this month to "Rapha House, a series of safehouses where children rescued from human trafficking in SE Asia receive care, counseling and whatever else they need to succeed." I think that says a lot about a company!

Check out their site - there's a section on crafts - things you can make using their wrapping paper - I love the wall hanging!  There's a place where your child can submit a picture they have colored or painted.  You can even have input into what designs they print next year - very cool.  If you are an artist....well, there's a page for you if you'd like to submit a design.

So....this very nice company sent me some wrapping paper to pass on to my dear readers!  Since there is not enough to send to all of you...we're going to have a drawing.  We are going to put names into a pot and I'll have Doodle draw out a name on Monday night.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday so I can send it to you in time to use this year.  I believe the only way to mail this is in a long Priority tube - I'll pay the shipping.  You should have it before the end of the week!  I'll even throw in a soap ball or two!

Here's how you can get your name added to the drawing - as many as you like - we'll add your name once for each thing you do!

 Leave a comment here  on my blog and tell me about your favorite TNfarmgirl product                                
Visit TNFarmgirl's Facebook page and leave a comment.

While you are on my Facebook page - hit the Like button.

Share my Facebook page on your wall and send me the link.

Be sure to comment here - or drop me an email and let me know which things you have done so I know how many times to put your name in the drawing!

There will be three winners!  One of you will receive a roll of the Children's Giftwrap.  This is a huge roll - 30 inches x 10 feet!

The other two winners will receive 1 sheet each of the following gift wraps: Shepherds, Stars, Wise Men and A Child is Born.

Don't forget - drawing will close at eight p.m. on Monday and we'll announce the winners Tuesday morning!  I'll mail the packages no later than Tuesday afternoon.

Happy Wrapping!



  1. I agree about the gift wrap. I look for designs without characters. I find that heavy gift wrap is necessary for the Operation Shoe Boxes I do each year. The kids keep their boxes as treasures.

  2. Thanks for sharing the info about this great company.
    I have been using your Breathe Easy Chest Rub for several months now and it helps me to sleep through the night without any congestion -- it smells great and just does the trick for me. Thank you so much for such a wonderful product.

  3. I "Liked" you over on Facebook.

  4. I left a comment on your Facebook page.

  5. Shared your post on my Facebook wall. Here is the link:

  6. I can't tell you a favorite product because I have never tried any yet. (Uh, I think I just found you a month ago.) But, after looking at what you have to offer, I think my favorite product might be your Aches Away Soap or maybe the Baby's Breath is hard to choose you know!

    Thanks for this nice giveaway and happy holidays!

  7. I am so excited to know about this great company. What a great way to share Jesus birth! I have really, really enjoyed your chamomile tea! My husband and I drink some at night sometimes after a busy day and it really is good and calming.
    Thanks so much!!

  8. I liked you on Facebook. I think your Rose Geranium Soap would be wonderful. :)

    -Allison Craft

  9. I commented on your facebook page (and really meant it!)

  10. already like TNfarmgirl (of course)

  11. Favorite product = DEFINITELY the herbal medicine class/book. I use it ALL OF THE TIME (and have gotten my husband & family hooked too!)

  12. I tagged you in my link on facebook. (I've never done that before, so I'm not sure if you get an email about it or what....)

  13. I liked you on Facebook. :)
    As far as favorite products go, I've only placed one order quite a while ago and like all I got. I especially like the dog shampoo soap and the healing salve. I need to place another order ASAP.


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