Bag or Wrap?
December 9, 2016 8:10am CST
Until the rage of the gift bags took over the world I would spend hours wrapping gifts at Christmas time. I remember being a teenager and my mom would pay me to wrap the gifts she was giving out to family because she hated doing it. It never bothered me to wrap and there were years I thought maybe I could get a part time job wrapping in a department store. Anyway, I have gone to using gift bags for most gifts now since they are easy and pretty cheap (especially in the dollar store). One of the presents I got for one of my grandsons is quite large so I needed wrapping paper so when I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday I wandered down that aisle. Oh what glorious choices of paper they had and it made me want to go back to wrapping all my gifts. The bows, paper and tags etc were all marked 50% off so I got 2 huge rolls. Whatever I don't use this year will certainly save until next year. Christmas morning with wrapping paper strewn all over the floor brings back so many good memories. Gift bags are nice and have their own purpose but this year we're doing the rip open the gifts in our house I'm sure the majority of people bag their gifts rather than wrap....am I right?
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9 Dec 16
I do both and we reuse paper...If its not smushed it gets folded and in a big bag under my stairs along with the rolls of paper for all seasons. There is a bag under there full of bags and another filled with ribbon. I liked and still do to use paper.
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9 Dec 16
I remember watching my mom wrap gifts - nice and neatly - always fascinated by that. I like to do creative gift wrapping, but admittedly gift bags makes life much easier. The great thing about bags is I keep the ones we get and regift them to others if it's in giftable condition.