No matter how old you are, an empty Christmas wrapping paper tube is still a fun thing to bonk someone over the head with.
Leslie loves to wrap presents. And she’s good at it too. And I am so thankful. She has been my designated wrapper for many years and I always give her an extra Christmas/Hanukkah gift for her troubles and creativity.
For many years, we have waited until after Christmas to buy the following year’s wrapping paper, tissue, and gift tags. I mean, really, it doesn’t matter that penguins are famous this year, because we’ll make them famous next year. And they’ll be half-price! This year, we had so much paper and bags and wrap that we didn’t have to buy anything. I’ve started a list of what we’ll be out of in 2016, so on 12/26, we can buy our 2017 supply. We’re thrifty like that.
We have both cut back on our gifts this year. Instead of Leslie sitting at the dining room table swearing, er, I mean, wrapping presents for several weekends, we’re almost done wrapping everything after today. Our living room floor has piles of presents…one for Christmas Eve, one for dinner with friends on Thursday, and others.
The aftermath of wrapping all afternoon? A trip to the dumpster to throw away all the boxes that the gifts were delivered in. We’re thankful to the UPS drivers and mail carriers, but we’re also grateful to the trash picker-uppers.