Saturday, November 15, 2008

Today's Christmas Tip

Today's tip is about organizing your gifts as you wrap them. If you are like me, you have more than one Christmas celebration, with gifts going to more than one family gathering, plus the ones you will be opening in your own home. I have two different ideas:

1. Choose 3 (or however many different gatherings you have) different rolls of wrapping paper. Wrap all of the gifts for people that you will be opening presents with in one location with the same paper. For example, I would wrap my side of the family's gifts in green and white polka dot paper; Jimmy's side of the family's gifts in red and green "Merry Christmas" paper, and the gifts that are exchanged between my family and me on Christmas morning would be wrapped in candy cane striped paper. The presents are easily sorted this way. You can keep all of the gifts under the tree, and just easily gather all of the ones you need for a particular family event. When I use this method, I also choose a 4th roll of paper to wrap the gifts that go to people outside our home, but not to family gatherings (Sunday school teachers, piano teachers, the children's friends, etc.)

2. Wrap the gifts in whatever paper you choose, but designate a place to store the presents, sorting them by destination. When I do it this way I put my family's gifts on our guest bed, Jimmy's family's gifts on the guest bedroom floor, and the gifts for others on a table in my storage room. Our family gifts go under the tree.

Some years I wrap each of our family member's gifts in the same paper, using a different roll of paper for each person.

Happy Wrapping!

1 comment:

  1. You are so organized! This is the way I do it! Ha! All gifts go to Corinth...SO - Most Johnson gifts go Thanksgiving when it's Jan's turn. Yes we take turns! Smith gifts go home with my parents Thanksgiving after dinner at our house, and when we stay with them for Christmas. Leftover Johnson gifts go home during one of our random December visits. It usually takes 3 or so trips to get them all home without messing up the bows! Yes, the bows ARE very important! Not very orderly, huh?