Like most people on this planet, I love to give treats and presents to my family at Christmas.
I only have one problem, which I think most men can relate to and women know instinctively. Wrapping presents look more like they’ve been unwrapped, trampled by a herd of elephants then re-wrapped when I get involved. What makes one person wrap their gifts so perfect it’s almost a work of art, yet no matter how I try it will always look like a pigs ear?
It got to a point where I started sending everyone flowers so I could avoid the wrapping process. The likes of Amazon offer a gift wrap service which is a real boon. Youtube, where you can learn anything from baking bread to repairing an old shower cap now has a tutorial on gift wrapping! Even after watching I still end up with a crumpled mess of paper and sellotape.
Another thing I can never understand is how little sellotape is used when the wrapping is done properly. I can use a whole small role just trying to stick one corner down. The corners are a real pain too. Folding them into triangles, I always end up with a big piece of paper sticking out which I cut off to leave part of the present showing. Then I go through the whole process again which is why the paper gets crumpled and ripped.
It’s A Wrap!
Although I love to give Christmas treats I’m sorry they look like they’ve been left in the rain. The old saying, “it’s the thought that counts” always comes to mind.
This post is my effort at taking part in the weekly prompt, Holiday Treats.