Todays is something that I think either gets you the thumbs up, or the look of "why don't you just go to the supermarket and buy some?", I am posting about making your own wrapping paper.
Before you click away - bear with me whilst I explain why all the wrapping paper you need for a year is in the form of a brown paper/plain paper roll. And some Sharpies.
Brown paper rolls are crazy-cheap and if you live near IKEA, an 8 metre brown paper roll is just over £1 - or a 30 metre - yes, 30 metre, white paper roll is £3. That will keep you going for years.
I don't think I need to explain in much detail what I did, but here are some photo examples.
I cut a length of brown paper to size and wrote 'happy birthday' in my fanciest handwriting all over it:
let your personalised paper speak for itself:
members [as I so lovingly did for my brother ;)], change the colours, font, size - a cute way to
have children involved as well if you have any to hand!