Today I did one of my most favorite activities of the year – wrapping Christmas presents! I have always loved present wrapping day. In fact, I love it so much that when I was in middle school and high school, my aunt always gave me my most favorite Christmas gift early – around Thanksgiving. It was an assortment of Christmas bows, tags, bags, and paper for me to use on my wrapping day. I still get excited just thinking about it! Now I look forward to the opening of the Container Store’s “Gift Wrap Wonderland” with the same giddy anticipation. (I’m not kidding. I put it on my calendar and start calling the store about a week ahead of time to see if they are ready early by any chance.)
My wrapping day is always the same – I set up my “workspace” in front of the tree with paper, bows, tape, scissors, tags, and sharpies. Then I pop Home Alone in the DVD player and wrap away. I have it down to a science, usually finishing up the last gift as the end credits roll for Home Alone 2.
It’s a great day. I’m already looking forward to doing again next year! Merry Christmas!