The Christmas shopping is done other than picking up a three more books and four more gift cards. Now comes the task of wrapping the presents. 😦 Wrapping is NOT my favorite thing, but it needs to get done and I have a week to complete it. I have between 50 and 70 presents to wrap. I know that seems excessive, but I have 5 to 6 presents for each person. I usually stick with this little poem for giving gifts at Christmas:
Something you want,
Something you need,
Something to play with,
and something to read.
This year since my children have really started to enjoy reading and have started to read series, I purchased some additional books. Each of them have been given more clothing than normal since all of them have gone through a growth spurt and have outgrown large portions of their fall and winter clothing.
I am going to wrap 10 to 15 presents each night after the middle children are asleep. Breaking it down makes it seem much more manageable in my mind. Not to mention, it means I won’t have to pull an all-nighter on Christmas Eve to wrap. I will start this evening, and if all goes as planned I should have the presents done by Wednesday, which will leave me a couple of days to just relax and enjoy the season.
Have you started your wrapping yet?