Friday, December 9, 2011

My 12 Days of Christmas

Day 3 - The Gifts

Wrapping the presents may be my favorite part of the season.  I love the paper.  I adore the ribbon.  I thrive on getting up early in the morning, spreading it all on the dining room table and just wrapping away. [You do have a fabric cutting board, don't you?  Works even better for paper!]
All wrapped on Saturday morning.
I was a sucker for the wrapping paper that children [or their parents who work in your office] sell for school fund raising, so I currently have enough paper stockpiled to last at least five years.  Sadly, when one works at home, one doesn't get the opportunity to purchase school wrapping paper any more, so the day will come when I have to go accost some child on the street and demand s/he bring me paper ... or else!

With so much else going on this month, I do the shopping and wrapping early - well, at least for the out-of-town gifts.  Wouldn't want to totally miss the panic on Christmas Eve when I discover that I have missed something.
Sande (a Gift Wrapped Life) encouraged me to go with fancier ribbon last year, and I have enjoyed that.  For my brother's family I did a theme of poinsettia paper with green ribbon, but each person got a different ribbon.  They won't notice, but it was fun for me - and that's what it's all about ... right? 
This one is headed for New Mexico.
Everyone else is getting the best of the paper I have left, and I'm making another trip to buy more ribbon!


  1. Up until I discovered Pinterest this year, I didn't really care much for the wrapping part. But with all the different wrapping options, I'm getting really excited about wrapping them. PLUS everyone's gift is handmade and they are only getting one gift so I want to make the wrapping really special.

    And yeah...I know how it is to rely on working with other people to get stuff you girl scout cookies and Avon stuff. Now that I work from the house, I have to search these people out. But it's a totally acceptable price to pay to not have to work out "there". ;)

  2. I am obviously not in the spirit of Christmas. I hate wrapping gifts, although I have been known to keep a beautifully gift unwrapped for weeks, just to enjoy it and relish the mystery.

    You do a magnificent job, and I am sure your efforts will be appreciated. They sure would be by me.