Hello friends! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Holiday Time! Can you feel it in the air?
Somewhere out in the world, Mariah Carey is getting stronger as we blast “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
People are frantically trying to decide what to buy their loved ones and friends. What are you going to get James who hates it when the temperature drops below 70 degrees? Another bundle of new socks? (No, don’t do this.)
Here’s an idea: why not remind James of all the fun he had at Schlitterbahn last summer and buy him day passes for the 2018 summer season?
(hint, hint)
Link to purchase tickets
This way he’ll have something to look forward to during these cold winter months and you’ll end up being a hero – everyone wins!
Once you’ve bought the tickets online, I know what you’re thinking: “How am I going to gift these to him?!”  You’re right; it’s  hard to think of ways of how to wrap a sheet of paper (which is what you get when you purchase our tickets online). Like, would James still be excited to go to Schlitterbahn if all he got was a sheet of paper?? Probably not.

Now that you’ve listened to me ramble, let’s get to why you’re here — because if you’re like me, I have zero creativity so most of the time my friends get gifts in bags that are overflowing in tissue paper – the more the merrier! BUT, my bagging days are over my friends, thanks to the talented and creative graphics team we have here at Schlitterbahn. I sat down with our graphics department and challenged them to come up with creative ways to gift someone a Schlitterbahn ticket. Check out the ideas they came up with:

 Printable Holiday Envelopes

wrapping and envelopes

Schlitterbahn inspired holiday printout envelopes

Our in-house designer Brandon created some holiday-inspired print out envelopes, gift wrap, and gift certificate boxes that you can print out at home and put together in minutes! They’re very user-friendly and great if you don’t have much time before you head out to a holiday get together. I highly recommend using the gift wrap for a small gift card size box.

Downloadable Materials:
Download and print the  DIY Gift Certificate Box Project With Instructions
Download and print the DIY Seasons Greeting Envelopes
Download and print the 2017 Gift Wrap Paper Patterns
Download and print the 2017 Christmas Tags

You will need:
Envelope template of your choosing
Double-sided tape

Follow along the video below to see how to put the envelopes and gift certificate boxes together:

DIY Schlitterbahn Printable Envelopes from Schlitterbahn Waterparks on Vimeo.

Snowglobe Schatze

Snow globe DIY

This Schatze snowglobe is perfect for those who live and breathe #BahnLove!

Next Nydia, another in-house graphic designer, had the idea to create a snowglobe Schatze! This craft was so fun and easy to make! It’s great for anyone that wants to have their kiddos help create some holiday cheer. I couldn’t get enough of the Schatze cutout – my favorite part of the project!
I highly recommend putting your tickets in one of the Schlitterbahn envelopes, this way it all ties in together.

Downloadable Materials:
Download and print the Christmas Schatze Front & Back

You will need:
A mason jar
A bag of fake snow
Double-sided tape
Festive string (of your choice)
Tiny presents
Printable Christmas Schatze

Check out this video to follow along and see how to bring the snowglobe Schatze to life:

DIY Snowglobe Schatze from Schlitterbahn Waterparks on Vimeo.

Pringles Present

Christmas gifts

Pringles present ready to spread some of the hottest coolest time!

How genius is this?! Kiana really knocked it out of the park with this one. Especially for those who love to repurpose gifts – once you pop, the fun don’t stop! This gift DIY is definitely on the easier side for those of us who only have a few things on hand. I’m a huge fan of this idea because that means I now have more reasons to buy as many Pringles cans as my heart desires!

Downloadable Materials:
Download and print Schatze Christmas Tags  (optional)

You will need:
A Pringles Can
Gift wrapping paper (fit to size of Pringles can)
Gift tag of your choice
Writing pen
Double-sided tape
Christmas gift bow

Follow along the video below to see how to put this fun DIY together:

DIY Pringles Wrap for Schlitterbahn tickets from Schlitterbahn Waterparks on Vimeo.

Box within a box set

Christmas gifts

Think Russian dolls but with Christmas presents!

Last but certainly not least, Karene created the ultimate way to prank your loved ones! I’ve always loved the idea of Russian dolls because of how fun it is to see the person keep opening and opening the dolls only to keep getting smaller dolls – this takes it to a whole new level! Imagine the look on your friends face when they have to keep unwrapping these presents? (I’d just spent those five minutes chuckling into my hot cocoa while they fight the wrapping paper.)

Downloadable Materials:
Download and print Schatze Christmas Tags  (optional)
Download and print the DIY Seasons Greeting Envelopes

You will need:
Envelope template of your choosing (make said envelope and put tickets inside)
Tissue paper
Double sided tape
Your favorite box decorating materials
Small, medium and large boxes (pre-wrapped but not sealed – completely optional to wrap the small and medium boxes)

Check out the video below to see how Karene executed this idea:

DIY Box Within a Box Gift from Schlitterbahn Waterparks on Vimeo.

There you have it folks! Aren’t these ideas fun? They make me feel like I’m a Pinterest pro even though I have no idea how to work it. (Seriously, how do you all find these incredible hacks? I can’t seem to get my page rid of the same protein shake recommendations. I don’t even drink protein shakes!! But anyway, we’ll discuss that later.)

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets online.

Link to purchase tickets
If you’ve made it this far down this post, congratulations! I actually have a fun surprise to clue you in on. Closer to Christmas make sure to check out our Facebook page as we announce some TUBULAR giveaways. (Okay, I’m done. Happy Holidays!)