Thursday, December 1, 2011

free maps for giftwrap

Last year I used maps for wrapping Christmas gifts!
(free, of course, keep reading and I'll tell you where you can get them)

They're clever for any time of year, think....

Father's Day
New Home

~  add a note that uses one of  these words  ~
 journey, adventure, travels, road, explore, trek, trip, excursion, world...

'You mean the world to me!'
Congratulations, enjoy your new adventures!
Hit the road Jack!
 (Ha! That's for a special friend.)

 The White Bench
 Sky Goddess Voyages

If you're in Denver they're available at no charge...
rolled in bundles of 10, limit 2 rolls/person
The Map Store - U.S. Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center - Gate 1 @ Kipling just north of Alameda
M-F 8am - 4pm thru December 23rd

Not in Denver...check here for a location

Hope your weekend includes a...
 shopping excursion,  a holiday adventure, or a trek to pick a tree!


Dana Frieling said...

Super fun idea! What are you using this year? It'd be hard for me to throw these away once the present was opened. Ha!

Unknown said...

I am a sucker for maps! Did my boys' BR with maps when they were little, love old maps and all of the cool things one finds done with maps on pinterest, etc. Never thought to wrap gifts with them, this is awesome! Of to see where I can get my bundle!

Holly Gruszka said...

I haven't been into the whole display a big map look that has been popular lately, but I love small hints of maps and really think they could be quite a personal touch to a room. And I really love the idea of using it as wrapping paper - how clever! And "you mean the world to me"!!?? I love it and will use this!! Have a great weekend Pam!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Wow, I had no idea that we could get free maps! I love this idea for year round gift wrapping. I'm on my way today!

debbie refresh restyle said...

I love maps and these are beautiful! I wish I were in Denver, but I will check out that website!!! Thanks for all this beautiful inspiration!

Carly {a simple affair} said...

I have to remember this for graduation next semester when I'm gift giving to fellow elementary ed friends--too perfect!

Mandy said...

Great idea!!!
I'm your newest follower - enjoyed seeing all of your projects.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lori said...

"Out of this world" clever and pretty! Thanks for sharing. I'm planning to copy this for wrapping books for children's book exchanges that we will be participating in this holiday season. I'll probably use a tag with the Dr. Seuess quote, "The more that you read, the more things you know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Calypso In The Country said...

I am obsessed with maps. I could stare at them for hours! Those are some great ideas. I have been trying to think of some ways to incorporate some maps into my son's room.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing all of the details about how to get the maps. I appreciate the time-saver, especially this time of year! I'm going to copy the "You
Mean to World to Us" for teacher gifts.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Very are as genius.

Unknown said...

AHHHHHHH!! I've been obsessing over maps too! Thanks for the tip. Now I'm off to find where I can get em around here! Happy to be your newest follower. Found you at the teacherista! Stop by when you have a minute!

Hyphen Interiors said...

I love those! Thanks for the links. I'm going to check out my local govt agency. Great post!

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