When my parents were first married, like many newlyweds they didn't have much money. Mom told dad she all she wanted for Christmas was a bunch of boxes to unwrap. It didn't matter if there was anything in them, just give her lots of pretty packages.
When my sister and I were teens, my parents would leave us stack of boxes to wrap when they went to work. We sat in the middle of the living room floor, watching soaps and wrapping presents. Each box was taped and marked with an initial of the recipient. I wrapped hers and she wrapped mine. Never once did we peek (honest!) because the joy would be diminished on Christmas Eve. One year, to see if we really did leave the boxes taped, my parents intentionally mislabeled all the presents; we each wrapped our own gifts.
To this day, I still love wrapping Christmas presents. The pretty paper (see, it really is all about the paper), the bows, the various sizes and shapes of boxes just make me smile. As soon as the tree goes up, I've got presents under it because a Christmas tree without presents under it is a sad tree indeed!
Tonight, is my Boxes, Bags, and Bows class. We're making 15 different paper bows and several boxes and bags. This way, everyone will be ready with something festive the day the Tree goes up!
Want to join me at my next class? I'd love to have you come stamp with me. Click here to see my current calendar. Or, email me to host your own private class. I'll bring everything to you and we'll have a fun night of crafting and laughter.
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