Here's an idea for wrapping your gifts this year. Its super inexpensive. In fact, I used materials that I already had around the house- so it literally cost me nothing. I just used a brown craft box, a vintage library card with envelope and some string. I wrote a note on the library card, stuck it into the envelope and attached it to the front of the box. Then I wrapped the box with string several times and tied it in to a bow.
Don't have these supplies? Don't worry you can still get this look for free! Here's how... Use a brown paper bag from the grocery store. Cut it so its flat and cover a box you already have. Then use these free downloadable library cards from Creature Comforts. And finally, use any kind of string you have available to finish the look (this could be yarn, twine, even dental floss, whatever you have lying around).
And if you want to add some extra flare, just create a paper holiday ornament on your computer. Print it out and cut to shape. Then attach underneath the string.