View finalists and read the judges’ and the young artists’ comments about the 12 finalists in our expanded gallery. (Composite by Anne Kenderdine)

Voting for our annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Contest has ended, but we’re keeping the outcome a secret until Dec. 23, when the winner will appear on the cover of Weekend with his or her design printed inside as a sheet of gift wrap.

But until then, we’re offering an early present: Our “adorable mentions” photo gallery has been updated to include the entries from the 12 finalists and comments about what caught the judges’ eye. Take a look at and see whether you agree.