Wrapping up the Christmas Season
That time of year is upon us.... holiday shopping. You just brought the perfect gift of those on your list and you're so happy with yourself but now what. How your gift is wrapped makes just as big a statement as the gift you bought to begin with. I am a great gift wrapper. (If I do say so myself) I’ve even offered to wrap all of the Christmas gifts for my co-workers. Don't make it a chore, make it an art. Everyone always ooohs and ahhhs when they see that perfect gift wrapping, and you’ll hear “it’s so pretty, I almost don’t want to open it!” so here's some hints:
GET CREATIVE WITH THE BOWS AND RIBBONS
Wrap the ribbon around the box several times and then practice with making a bow. It's not easy but you'll get it. You can always buy pre-made bows (I won't judge ya).
PICK THE RIGHT WRAPPING PAPER
Ever buy wrapping paper and it was so thin, tore right away, or it doesn't crease properly or worse, it tears when you are folding corners. Simply, don't go cheap. Get the really good thick wrapping paper. It creases perfectly, doesn't tear on you and the finished product looks perfect. Look for the wrapping paper that has a grid on the back.
ODD SHAPE BOXES - NO PROBLEM
No one likes to wrap a gift in an odd shape box. It's hard and it's frustrating. Buy a rectangle box and place the gift in that. A lot easier and a lot less hassle. Make it easy on yourself. Or buy a bag!
WRAP AS YOU BUY YOUR GIFTS
You shop and shop and shop and now it's Christmas Eve and you have fifteen Christmas presents to wrap “ughhhhhh.” If you go shopping tomorrow and buy 3 gifts, then go ahead and wrap the 3 gifts. Wrapping will be much more fun this way and won't be such a chore to get through.
There are thousands of other tips I could share with you. The point is, plan to do it right, don't put it off and have fun. SOOO, I best see a pretty wrapped gift under the tree hehehe.