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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Helpful Wrapping Paper Idea

The toys are purchased, the batteries are inserted, the Leap Frogs are set up, and as of tonight all the wrapping is officially done. In order to make it easier on Christmas morning to know which gifts belong to which child I bought three different kinds of wrapping paper. Isabelle's gifts are wrapped in Tinkerbell. Henry gets Toy Story while Daniel will be opening Sesame Street. I also made up a quick note from Santa with a small piece of their paper next to their name so they know which wrapping paper belongs to them. None of the kids can read yet but the big kids can recognize/spell their own names so I thought they would enjoy this.
Oh, and while I wrapped tonight, I remembered how my mother never wrapped our presents from Santa. They were simply under the tree Christmas morning. She was a genius...

12 comments:

  1. We do different paper too. Way genius!!!

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  2. Nice! Santa does not wrap our gifts. I do wrap gifts from us to the kids. We have a "one gift opened at a time" rule so that we can enjoy each gift which gives plenty of time to identify who the next gift belongs to. :)

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    1. We actually don't do any gifts from us - just from Santa. That's how my mom did it so that's how I do it!

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    2. That is how my husband's family did it, as well. My family did the stockings and one big gift from Santa. The rest came from my parents. :)

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  3. That is a great idea. In our house Santa wraps everything in the same paper, but puts big old tags on each gift & leaves each kids presents in a separate pile (like my parents did for me).

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    1. My mom did separate piles for us, too. When I set them up that way last year my husband was like, "WHAT are you doing??"

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  4. Hehehe! I've done the different wrapping paper for each child. Over the past few years, no paper! I just put them into different piles. I used to feel guilty about it, but not anymore. They tear paper open with the grandparent gifts. So it's all good.

    It's always a good feeling when the wrapping is done! It can be a monumental feat trying to find the time and privacy to wrap without little eyes around. Good job!

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    1. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders now that it's done!

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  5. I'm thinking about the no-wrapping thing this year. For environmental reasons. heh heh heh.

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