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.
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:
Other papers I’m using:
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):