There's a little more than two weeks left before Christmas which is still plenty of time for those of you who haven't started doing your holiday shopping.
But now is the time - whether you've got all your Christmas presents, some of them or none of them - to start planning for the next stage - getting them all wrapped up. I absolutely love wrapping Christmas presents. Doesn’t matter what the present is, could be a deck of cards or a cashmere sweater. Doesn’t matter who the giftee is, could be my beloved nephew or niece or the anonymous mail carrier. All I need is to have beautiful, whimsical or fanciful papers, tons of scotch tape, decent scissors and stick-on gift tags (I have this style of designing the git tag myself every year and get them printed out to stick on). They were all ready for action - for gifts to wrap and plus time to do so.
Gift-wrapping can be like performance art, something you do with an aesthetic purpose, with a recognition that such gestures are ultimately transient and all the more magical because of their ephemeral nature – that wrapping Christmas presents thoughtfully for people you care about is a creative expression of love. It can also be a way of continuing festive traditions, or at least of commemorating and perpetuating holiday memories.
Wrap on, friends. Happy Holidays! I just love this time of year, i only wish December would slow down! I will soon put up some photos of the presents that i will receive from next week onwards afther my gift exchange sessions, for your peek! :-)
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