We have an unusual division of labor at our house for Christmas. Dear Husband chooses and shops for gifts for his children and our grandchildren, and he frequently chooses the exchange gift for my family’s Christmas party. I arrange for most of the gifts for those who provide us services, and for the gifts I give to my side of the family.
The one thing I do that DH usually does not do is wrap the gifts. I started the wrapping this afternoon. I plan to do a few every day from now to Christmas. I started with dark green paper with vines in a darker green, and two kinds of gold ribbons. One of the packages has tiny Christmas tree ornaments nestled into the bow, and the other has red and green jingle bells.
I’d like to choose a theme every year and decorate all the gifts in that theme. Wouldn’t that look fabulous under the tree as the mound of presents grows? I could choose a different paper for each of our granddaughters to make it easier to hand them out on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, somewhere the idea breaks down and we end up with a hodge podge of every kind of decoration imaginable. No one else minds. Perhaps the idea is just too anal-retentive. I still may try it one day.
So, the Holiday season can start!