I often say that I LOVE everything about Christmas, but that isn't exactly the whole truth. There are a couple of things that are not tops on my list. One of those things is gift wrapping. I come by it naturally. My mom never enjoyed the task and I have taken up the torch. I wish I was one of those folks who could artfully wrap a gift with all the seams making the pattern match and decorate the finished package with all sorts of darling little bits of sparkle and fluff that make the recipient smile before they find out what is hidden inside.
I have come into my own wrapping style. Enter brown craft paper. I purchased a HUGE roll a few years back. I wrap with it for all occasions using raffia for trim. Like me, it is plain and simple.
So why aren't those gifts under the tree? Well that brings me to the second thing that I don't care for at Christmas. I don't like to rearrange furniture to accommodate the tree. Can't tell you the origins of this quirk, it is just one of those things.
So this year, the tree landed next to the dining room table. It's a nice spot. It looks festive. We enjoy the lights every evening while we are watching tv. But the gifts would be difficult to get to come Christmas morning. So I'm testing out keeping them in that green box near the fireplace. With more wrapping yet to go, I could find myself with a serious overflow situation. Stay tuned.
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