“Santa, Can I Wrap Your Presents?”

I actually learned to wrap presents  from my brother, Eddie… I was quite young… Nine, I guess…I watched him take such care in wrapping a record player for my now Sister-in-law, Jeanette …Yes, a record player with speakers…no CD‘s , no tapes … just the vinyl black disks that had the hole in the middle… Remember 78’s, 45’s and 33’s? … I watched everything he did… because he always took such care in whatever he was doing… I watched him pick just the right wrapping paper and ribbon … cut it to just fit… fold the corners just so… all even… and then the finishing touch of a pretty bow… A present anyone would be so happy to receive! … Ever since then, I wanted to wrap all of the presents… no one ever complained…”I wonder why?”… So here I am starting to wrap my Christmas presents…I choose the paper and ribbons the year before… all from the clearance shelves after the Holidays … so I am ready to go… This year I chose the cutest wrapping paper with a light blue background… retro drawn ladies in festive Christmas green and red dresses… holding onto their purchases of Holiday shopping bags and of course their purse… white snowflakes falling around them …They seem so happy …like most women at this time of year… on a mission… to cover everyone on their list … I usually add a little ornament, special tag or flower to the bow … I have to confess using a few “bags” but, I love a wrapped present … and please!… no stick on bows… I use to wrap everything all at one time… and then suffering from a backache afterwards… Now, I wrap a little every other night… I can’t sit and wrap or do most anything that way… I have more control over the situation if I stand… so I do!… I have been complimented on my present wrapping… which is so nice… hearing, “I hate to open it, it’s so pretty!” … I think the wrapping part is like part of the gift… even a small present seems so much more if dressed up in a pretty package… As I wrap a gift for someone I think of that person… I believe it can be good therapy… I’ve always said, “I want a job at Christmas in the Mall wrapping gifts” … Maybe I’ll try that next year… I have enough of my own to do this year… Santa and his Elves  would probably be envious of my handiwork!

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