I have been doing the Christmas wrapping today and I wonder, what did we all do before the invention of the pop-up tape dispenser? The world wants to know.
Anyway I have written here before about how my Inner Martha tends to take over when I am wrapping the presents and fill me with thoughts of inadequacy. Usually this means that I don’t really enjoy wrapping the presents very much.
This year, however, was different. This year I told my Inner Martha to shut the hell up and leave me alone. I decided to embrace my lack of gift-wrapping skills. Since the pressure was off the whole process was a lot more fun.
Of course part of that could have been that I had an actual color scheme this year. Last year’s color scheme was “I need to use up all this stupid paper I bought like five years ago that I am so sick of it makes me want to cry”.
I bought this really cute blue and white and red snowman paper last year at Target (half price after Christmas). I loved it when I bought it, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I still love it nearly a year later. I also found some really cute shiny curly ribbon that looks so great against the paper I can hardly stand it. Trust me, it’s really really cute. And the best part is, I might actually use all of it up, and then I can have new paper next year. Yay.
Tomorrow I will finish the non-Santa wrapping and commence on wrapping for the Fat Man. I feel like I have to do an especially good job with that this year, but that is story for another day. Probably tomorrow.