I am sort of obsessed with emoji right now! (Check out these emoji Christmas ornaments). One of the things I love about them is how universal they are. No matter what language you speak, how much money you have, or how famous you are, you have that same little set of emoji that you can use to express so much more than words. I’ve always been a huge fan of pop art. In fact, as a history major I wrote my senior thesis on Andy Warhol. I’m convinced that if Andy Warhol were alive today, he would be obsessed with emoji too. He loved everyday symbols that held universal meaning and significance, like Coke bottles and Campbell’s Soup cans. I love this quote of his:
Emoji are the same way. They are the pop icon art of 2014. Everyone has those same silly little icons to use and share. Everyone searches through all the little pictures to find the perfect one. Everyone uses them. Ok… random ode to emoji over…
I shared 5 different Christmas emoji printable wrapping papers:
It’s pretty simple. Simply click and download the emoji wrapping paper of your choice… or all 5. The download is an 8.5 by 11 PDF. Open the file and print it onto plain white printer paper. Thinner paper will fold more easily but be slightly see through, and thicker paper will be more opaque but a little harder to fold. Use the piece of paper as gift wrap. It is great for wrapping small gifts.
If you want to wrap a bigger gift, try taping or gluing together two pieces of paper. Make sure that the two papers line up (although it probably won’t be noticeable if they didn’t), then glue them together with a glue stick. Once it’s dried, you’ll have a much larger piece of paper to work with.
Create hashtag gift tags to go with the emoji wrapping paper. I just used a sharpie and some kraft paper. Here are some fun ideas: #letitsnow #herecomessanta #merrychristmas #joytotheworld #noel #peace #joy #ohchristmastree
Do you love emoji too? Which one is your favorite? What great hashtag tags would you use?