Wrapping paper, check; ribbon, check; sellotape, check ... Gathering together all the bits and pieces I need to wrap the Christmas presents. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

Wrapping paper, check; ribbon, check; tags, check; sellotape, check … Gathering together all the bits and pieces I need to wrap the Christmas presents. Image: Su Leslie, 2015

All of my Christmas gifts have been bought (well, almost all of them). So this afternoon, with the Big T still in Detroit and the boy-child at work, I set myself the task of wrapping them ready for Friday.

This year I’m mainly giving experiences rather than things, so it’s a challenge to package these promises of fun and adventure in tangible forms that will look pretty under the tree.

Luckily I’m a hoarder of craft materials. Gathered together, I think I’ll find enough to produce some interesting-looking packages.

This post was written for the Daily Post Photo Challenge.

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    • Oddly enough Andy, it’s a bit I really love. I worked in a pharmacy during the Xmas break when I was a student and we wrapped so much perfume and stuff — usually when the queue at the till was about 10 deep — that I got quite handy at it. I realised how automatic it had become when I was half way through wrapping a box of nit treatment, looked up and saw the totally puzzled look on the customer’s face. Oh well.

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    • Thanks Lesley. Nice to know we’re not the only ones. It gets so difficult to find “things” even for the people we love the most. And experiences are a great way of making sure we spend time together, which is the most important thing.

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  1. What a lovely post! πŸ™‚
    We wish you and yours, much joy and peace this festive season and through the year ahead.
    Warm greetings,
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma

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  2. Su, great interpretation. I like almost everything about Christmas, except putting away the decorations, but this year I wasn’t able to do much creative wrapping. Just didn’t have enough time! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

    janet

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