At the height of my "speed" gift wrapping phase I could wrap 8 gifts (and attach gift cards) all during the commercial breaks of the Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight on Channel 9! These were manic times.
To this day - Adam, Matthew and Kendall had no idea what I was up to or the production line process that was happening in the bedroom. It was a massive undertaking.
However the joy in their eyes on Christmas morning when they woke and gazed upon the piles of colourfully wrapped gifts under the tree - is something I will never forget. The fact that the gifts were wrapped in cheap, flimsy paper (literally) held securely with layers of masking tape was of no consequence to them. It was the promise of what lay beneath!
These days my Christmas gift wrapping is a lot more civilised.
I delight in deciding the particular theme I am going to use and spend hours carefully folding and turning little rounds of paper to make cute little music rosettes.
Or gently crocheting gorgeous little twinkle stars to make individual gift cards
to adorn my (custom designed) gift wrapped gifts.
Even some sheets of pretty card stock and a dab of glitter glue can be turned into unique gift embellishments.
With a perfume candle wafting away and Michael Buble gently crooning in the background - this whole gift wrapping process has turned into something............
Blissful ..... and calming ...... almost therapeutic
Ah yes...... as I dunk another biscotti into my nespresso.
But something is missing?
Something just doesn't feel quite right?
Does anyone need a speed wrapper out there?