I Kissed Ribbons Goodbye (Advent Unplugged)
December 30th, 2011
|See the pretty ribbon? These are definitely not mine.
As we close out the Christmas season, here’s a final Advent Unplugged p
ost, subtitled: “Gift wrapping shouldn’t give you nightmares
.” I don’t wrap gifts well. I enjoy the process, but have always struggled with bows and ribbons. I have an aunt whose gifts are works of art and so I have an inferiority complex, but I think it’s justified because my packages continue to look like they were wrapped by a ten-year-old many years after I stopped actually being a ten-year-old.
Stocking up on wrapping supplies can also get expensive fast and if you’re wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve like I was this year, it seems extra silly to waste money on festive accouterments that will be ripped off with nary a glance just a few hours later.
So this year I just didn’t bother with ribbons. Or bows. I wrapped the packages in pretty paper I bought at the dollar store, wrote the recipient’s name in permanent marker on the top, and called it a day. Honestly, I think they actually looked better. Cleaner.
And don’t assume that a lack of bows makes for a boring package. For the presents for the grandparents, Miss Mouse helped put the finishing touches on, thanks to a big box of foam Christmas stickers I bought on clearance at Michael’s. Festive, no?
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