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The Gift Wrapping Party




When you want to have dozens of cookies, without baking for days, you can host a cookie swap! When you want to wrap dozens of presents, with good company, festive treats, and more gift wrapping choices than you could ever afford on your own, why not try a gift wrapping party?

Tomorrow, my best friend and I will get together for our 3rd annual gift wrapping event. We can swap wrapping papers, share ribbons, and pass the time more quickly — away from prying eyes. I usually hide the hubby’s gifts at her house anyway, and it only makes sense to bring them home already wrapped.

Gift Wrapping Day has quickly become one of my favorite traditions — full of holiday fun with my bestie, sans the stress of other seasonal events. We’ll spend the day comparing & wrapping gifts.

We have festive movies, Christmas music, and signature drinks. (If you’re feeling naughty, try a Grinch cocktail. Those of us on the nice list can be festive with a Berry, Merry Xmas cocktail.)

We each bring our gifts, tape, scissors, and other wrapping supplies. But, we often share or swap as we go along. It’s a fun way to update the gift wrap that often gets stale over the years. I know I have several cute designs that my children have outgrown, but a friend may have a child in just the perfect Thomas the Tank Engine phase.

My own girls get a new wrapping paper each year, that fits with their personality or interests. I use the same fabric ribbons year after year,but this is my chance to swap for something new & different. By tomorrow night, our tree will be filled with presents & bows, the girls will be trying to figure out which ones are for them, and the hubby will be dying to shake his to guess what’s inside.

I will be happy, relaxed, and filled with holiday cheer. Could there be a better Christmas tradition?

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