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Earlier in the week I mentioned that I like to get a head start on Christmas. I don’t do well under pressure and if I leave things until the last minute I ruin all the holiday magic by stressing myself out and worrying. I like to take my time, select my gifts and wrap them with care. I also like to save money and in my experience the best time to get good deals on holiday shopping is in November (especially on Black Friday). I am already almost done with my Christmas list (aside from the things I plan to buy on the 25th) and I have even begun wrapping.
I don’t like to just chuck things in gift bags. I love paper goods, cards and ribbon and I enjoy getting a little creative with the way I package my presents.
Last weekend while doing some shopping at Walmart I stocked up on all my gift wrapping essentials. I picked up rolls of fun wrapping paper, scissors, ribbon, bags of bows, cards, gift tags, pens, a Scotch® Magic™ Tape 3 Pack Caddie and a Scotch® Gift Wrap Tape 3 Pack Caddie. Right now you can buy Scotch® Brand wrapping products at Walmart and save, with a 50% bonus & Rollback.
Scotch® Brand is donating $200,000 to Fisher House this holiday season. Fisher House is a charity that provides a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. I love that they are giving back to such a worthy cause! I try to show my support for the armed forces whenever possible (especially during the holidays). My Daughter and I just finished putting together a care package for a Marine that we “adopted”. I will share some more on that next week so keep your eyes peeled.
I had so much fun looking at the decor, tree trimming supplies and lights at Walmart. While I did hold back on buying that stuff, my cart was definitely full of wrapping supplies and I could not wait to get home to use them!
One of my favorite ways to wrap gifts lately is to create a handy pocket on the front of the package. It is so easy and versatile. You can put your greeting card in there or you can get a little creative. I think it would be fabulous to wrap a book and put a cute bookmark in the pocket or wrap a mug with a Starbucks gift card tucked in front. It can be used so many ways!
- Fold back your top layer of paper creating your pocket; press to crease.
Wrap and tape presents as you normally would, being careful to keep the pocket fold in place.
- Wrap.Give.Repeat for a great holiday season!
If you are able to, please consider donating to the Fisher House! They are a wonderful organization. You can find more information on them here.