It is amazing how quickly Christmas has come around this year, so now is the time to start thinking about presents to ensure you are not left in a mad rush on Christmas Eve! In addition to thoughtful gifts, you should consider vintage name labels to put on your presents this year.
In a time of text messages and digital greetings, there is something special about a thoughtful label that will show your love for the most important people in your life. A nice vintage label will make the gift look even more appealing and put a smile on their face before they have even opened the gift!
Find A Supplier
First, you will want to find a label supplier to order your vintage labels from. Kraft labels from Label Planet have a nice vintage texture and finish, and they have the look we were after. You can order these in bulk online, making it quick and easy to get all of the labels that you need for your gifts this year. You can also use gift wrap companies to get all of your wrapping supplies for the holidays.
You want to take your time to find the perfect font for your vintage labels. Classic script fonts and calligraphy styles are eye-catching and will be reminiscent of handwritten letters for a nostalgic feel. You could write the labels yourself if you feel confident in your handwriting, but it will be quicker and easier to use a digital design service (you could then sign your own name for a touch of personalization.
You can also use vintage illustrations as a way to create an eye-catching, vintage design. Being the festive season, this could include typical Christmas iconography, such as:
- Christmas wreaths
- Floral patterns
Do you remember tea staining paper as a way to create a vintage look from your school days? This is an incredibly effective way to give your labels a vintage feel and can even add a subtle, pleasing fragrance to your gifts. You simply need to dip your labels in a cooled cup of tea (minus the milk and sugar!). You can then let them dry before applying the label.
If you are going to be putting your gift labels in an envelope to accompany your gifts from Amazon, you should use a wax seal for a vintage and elegant look. This adds a tactile element to your gift labels that will stand out and get the recipient excited about opening your gift! You simply need to drip wax onto the surface and stamp the seal before it has dried by holding it in place for a few seconds before carefully lifting the seal up. It is a good idea to practice on some plain paper so that you can master the technique.
A vintage label is a great way to take your gifts to the next level this year and are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Gifts are a great way to show your loved ones how much you care, and putting that extra bit of effort into the presentation will make your gifts even more memorable.