Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Here it is: the first installment of gifts, ready to wrap, and my children would tell you it ain't gonna be pretty. Nope. My gift-wrapping style is all about speed, not splendor––the idea being to slap that Christmas-colored paper on as many packages as possible in as little time as possible. Of course, there are rules. The entire gift needs to be covered up...sans telltale holes that might betray the contents...but patches with unmatched paper are definitely accepted. Waste not, want not, right? And sometimes there are little scraps of wrap that serve very well to cover the odd slit left by poor planning or end-of-the-roll-and-all-you-needed-was-one-more-inch issues.
What other rules do I live by?
No ribbons. No bows. No foil that glows.
No glitter, no bags, no tie-on tags.
No stripes, squares, circles or patterned lines...
No geometric-type designs.
Yep, I've changed the act of wrapping Christmas gifts from an art to a science! (Science fiction, that is.) And I do mean the horror variety.
But hey, we all like a little NIghtmare Before Christmas, right?
Yep, that's me. Taking a bow!