Christmas wrapping paper is very much different, than other types of wrapping paper, not just in the designs, but even in the quantity of which is on rolls or in packages. The reason for this is the need for (obviously) more use and larger gifts that will the paper will be used for. Regarding the designs, there are religious designs, as well as commercial (e.g. “Santa Clause”, snowmen, snowflake and Christmas Tree) pictures on the paper.
You can find many different styles of Christmas wrapping paper on the market including paper with matching bows and ribbons. Although the most common “Christmas colors” are primarily green and red, gold, silver and white are more of the “trim” colors, but are very common as well. As mentioned prior, you can find many wrapping papers, for this Holiday that come with matching bows and ribbons and some even come with matching name tags! There are shear papers that have special “edge-cut” to decorate the paper more “festively”. For the same reason, there are foil papers, tissue and even papers that have indented designs.
When shopping for Christmas wrapping paper, some things to look for would be the amount of paper per roll or package, based on the number of gifts or the size of the gifts you are wrapping, or both. Larger rolls tend to be more beneficial for this purpose, than sheets of paper found in packages, due to the fact that with rolled paper, you can always cut the paper down, if it is too large and with what is remaining, you can use to wrap smaller gifts. Rolled paper goes a lot “farther” than sheeted paper, but if you only have a few small gifts to wrap, the sheets work well, for this purpose. For example, for family and friends, it would probably be better to use rolled paper, whereas for an office Christmas gift exchange, sheets may service the purpose better.
Some web sites that you can visit, to find a wide variety of Christmas wrapping paper that I have found are as follows: www.paper-source.com, www.nashvillewraps.com (this one has a special tab that offers eco-friendly products), www.happywrappings.com, which offers personalized paper and www.buygiftwrap.com. Most local department stores, such a Wal Mart™, K-Mart™, Dillard™ and JCPenny™ offer a wide array of gift wrapping paper, but they are limited on the styles and designs, so if your shopping preference is a local retailer and the ones that I have mentioned don’t carry the designs or styles that you are looking for, check out your local Yellow Pages for gift shops and stores in your area.
Prices that I’ve found online for Christmas wrapping paper seem to be less expensive than they might be, in local stores, due to “bulk” purchase discounts and deals such as free shipping and handling. To save yourself money, if you are in need of a larger quantity of paper, you may want to decide to shop online to take advantage of these special deals and offers.