I don't gift wrap.. well sometimes and only with paper that I have had in my craft room for a decade. I don't buy it anymore. I feel it is like gambling; may as well take that money and burn it - along with the ink, chemicals and trees. 'Reality Elf 'remember.
BUT! If you think I don't like gift wrapped gifts you would be mistaken.
I do like the VISUAL "presentation' wrapping and some people are very creative, I have this friend who's wrapping would put Santa to shame - her gifts so visually beautiful, each wrapping was a gift in itself! I must admit, Norm too has a knack and he loves to wrap.
The majority of us don't do a great job, or even enjoy the task that much - so:
Let it Go!! Tis the Season to Be Jolly! Start a new Holiday tradition!
Get creative! Tie it in a pillowcase! A Reusable gift bag - I already received (TY Mona! xox) a very cute chihuahua "new library bag", a old drawing! An old cherished T!
ESPECIALLY for kids who TEAR it to shreds- Who could care less about the appearance or thought and only want the gift (we've all been there) - can't we teach them that until they grasp the concept of environment - we should let them have the choice wrapped or reused.
Never all mind all of that because - the only thing that DOES matter - Is your love, patience and attention during the holiday season and every day of the year.
It's just stuff and it's just stuffed wrapped around the stuff.
Love is all you need, fa la la la la laaaaalaaaalaaalaa.
Paper or not - I still peek. TY Mona!