Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I have started wrapping presents that need to be sent to far away places (and Wales!). I save lots of my wrapping for Christmas eve and the 23rd of December as by then I am feeling at my most Christmas mad and it helps to have something to do.
I find that wrapping earlier on requires you to get some of the festive spirit going so that you can fully enjoy yourself.
So last night I dimmed the lights, got out the wrapping apparel (paper, tissue, sellotape, ribbon, gold pens, gift tags and so on), I then selected a Christmas cd (traditional and pop) but you can also put on a Christmas film (more on those later in the month). I spritzed some Christmas fragrance on myself (Caron Nuit de Noel) and got out some Christmas pot pouri (this is actually going in the parcels with the presents to infuse them but also scented the room nicely).
I like to pile the presents that need to be wrapped next to me in their bags as it makes me feel more like a relative of santa. I selected some warming tea last night but really one ought to have a Christmas infused tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate or best of all a mulled wine or cider (or indeed you could have all these things).
Wrapping things for friends and loved ones far away is such a small pleasure. With every little turn of the paper and fastening of the bows I felt more festive.
Noel ribbon picture courtesy of Cox and Cox. You buy the ribbon from them here
Air mail envlope picture courtesy of: www.healeyandwise.co.uk/auction.asp?id=AL36