Wrapping and Writing

By December 13, 2012

Gift WrappingLast night after a long day of writing, I began the equally arduous task of gift-wrapping.  I approach this job much as I do writing–start with the basics and layer, layer, layer until I get the result I want. Takes time and patience but searching for just the right adornment is akin to searching for the right word or description.  Doesn’t change what’s inside the box, but it sure can enhance the enjoyment of both giver and receiver.

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  • krieli1 says:

    My mother has a huge box of trimmings for wrapping Christmas presents; she’s been collecting them and reusing them for years. This year is the first time in my life that I haven’t gone home for Christmas (we live on opposite coasts) and I’m completely lost. My gifts so far have been wrapped in pretty paper, but that’s all I can say for them. I acknowledge that there is something special about the wrapping process, but that being said, the thrill of giving the gift hasn’t diminished at all:)

    • Amanda says:

      The first year that you can’t make it home for Christmas is really hard. I remember it well.

      I’m not very artsy and crafty at all but for some reason I love wrapping gifts. I find it relaxing. But you’re right about the thrill of gift-giving. It’s always the thought that matters the most.

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