Back in my college days, my aunt requires me to wrap all her gifts for Christmas. Instead of her waiting on the line in malls to have them all wrapped by the assigned salesman/saleslady, she’d rather have it done at home. Why me? She’s a satisfied customer of mine, I guess! Hahahha. She said, I can do what those people do without costing her a penny. Stingy huh? Oh well . . .
I am always excited to wrap gifts for Christmas. I love to see them piling up while I try to complete my gift list for family and friends. It’s not a grand one, but I enjoy much covering each presents. Each year, at this time. I look forward to trying different styles of wrapping gifts. However, when I got so busy and barely had enough time to do so, I settled with the simplest gift wrapping any person can do.
No more ribbons and less cards. No more DIY. No more boxes. A few years back, most of us preferred buying at least a nice box, wrapper, ribbon and a small card. But since, all these stuffs for gift wrapping becomes too expensive nowadays, we settle on using the paper bags provided by shops and stores around. You can ask for a number of paper bags equivalent to the number of items you bought. Practical, right? Receivers of gift usually throw the wrappers away, so, why spend all the money when, it’s not gonna be useful afterwards?
I remember using old newspapers and scraps for wrapping. It’s a DIY thing. Thanks to Pinterest I got tons of ideas how to do it. And I noticed that less people uses grand wrappers and ribbons now. Talk about practicality.
Merry Christmas to all and may you all get excited giving away your gifts and expect nothing in return. If you receive one, always say thank you and bless the giver.