Christmas Wrapping

Last night, I started wrapping the mountain of gifts we have to distribute.

More than half of the pile was actually for school and work, and I zipped through those presents in about two hours.

Except that left everything for our families still unwrapped.

This morning I expectedly woke up at 4:30 AM and decided to make the best of the situation, so I was up to my ears in paper and tape with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” as company.

(Don’t judge. I know).

I was also very surprised to find someone sleeping on sofa instead of his bed.

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Waiting for Santa?

I always wrap presents in paper that is decidedly non-Christmas-y.

I’m not sure why, but I’ve been doing this for about 20 years.

Often I use plain brown craft paper with fancy ribbons.

This is my favorite style from this year:

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Other papers I’m using:

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Tip: Spend a little extra and get the nice, heavy paper.

It’s so frustrating to try to slide a pair of scissors along a roll to cheap gift wrap and get a crumpled mess instead of a clean cut. The nice stuff also tends to have a grid on the reverse side that makes cutting straight lines easy breezy.

Here’s one finished pile from my A.M. project (massive cup of coffee not visible in photo):

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