Monday, December 15, 2008
Adventures in Wrapping
Today it was cold and icy outside. I chose to stay inside where it was toasty and cozy.
I baked cookies and made chili and wrapped presents which will soon be under the tree (as soon as we put it up).
I love this time of preparation and waiting.
I unpacked all the Christmas decorations yesterday. The day before I started (and came darn close to finishing) our Christmas shopping. Hence the need for gift-wrapping today.
I had a great time this afternoon. The aroma of freshly baked cookies hung in the air, I filled the CD player with Christmas carols (I just love this David Bowie/Bing Crosby rendition of "Little Drummer Boy"), and I sat at the dining room table and wrapped presents.
And you know what?
BOOKS ARE THE PERFECT GIFT!!!
They are much easier to wrap than anything else. I mean, Macy's rocks, but their boxes are flimsy. And rarely does the item fit as neatly inside as I'd like it to. And then there are the items that don't fit neatly into boxes. So creative taping becomes important. But, books. Oh my. Even my dog could wrap books (and he doesn't have opposable thumbs). And, if you're like me and have to mail some gifts, well, can I just mention that they're a cinch to mail? Okay, I mentioned it.
I've got a slew of books on my wish list. And at least 5 of the folks on my list (and we're cutting way back this year) are going to be the lucky recipients of books.
So, if you're still looking for that perfect gift, wander into your local bookstore and buy bunches.