When it comes to preparing for Christmas one of the things on my priority list is wrapping paper. Whilst almost everyone wraps their presents (unless you are a gift bag kind of person) I like my wrapping to be organised.
Each year I make sure I have enough wrapping paper to wrap all the children’s presents in one design. So Roo will have one design, Tigger another and this year Piglet will have her very own design too. This saves me having to write out lots of gift tags, enables me to see at a glance whose presents are whose when I’m sorting them out and also makes Christmas morning much easier too. This year the children will have their very own personalised Santa sack from Little Lilypad Co. however I will still wrap each present in their corresponding wrapping paper.
Now Santa is a busy man so the present that comes from him is wrapped in a the same wrapping paper for each child but comes with a special gift tag with a little note on it before I send it back to him to deliver on Christmas Eve *wink*.
When it comes to wrapping Mr Boo’s and my Christmas presents (yes I generally wrap my own up too) I use up any paper left over from the previous year as there is only one or two presents to wrap up.
My wrapping organisation doesn’t stop there, I also buy another wrapping paper with matching tags for presents that need to be distributed (i.e. leave my house). Each one is wrapped, tagged and then if there is several going to the same family (i.e. SIL’s house etc.) they are then placed in a gift bag so that I can simply grab and deliver it.
I’m not really sure how this tradition started but as I’ve done it for the past eight or so years I don’t think I could do back to having write all those gift tags and have the headache of sorting them all out on Christmas morning.