AHHHHH it’s Friday!!!! I know you kids have much better things to do than hang around here listening to me ramble on about how you should eat your veggies [*spoiler alert* You should. Right now.] soooo let’s chat instead.
Tis the season to do a bit of shopping. Ok a lotta bit of shopping. I should really just say tis the season to use and abuse your credit card like there’s no tomorrow. But that’s not what the holidays are about. They’re about taking a break from our crazy hectic lives, flipping off the autopilot we’ve been running on all year, and taking precious time to be thankful/grateful/happy-as-a-bird-with-a-frenchfry for everything we have and the people in our lives that we’re lucky enough to enjoy it with. And all that jazz =)
Even though the holidays aren’t about presents, chances are you’re going to want to purchase gifts for the folks putting up with your own personal brand of crazy on a daily basis. Right? Right! After having way too much fun with my credit card, I had some fun with my packing materials. It’s cheesy and cutesy but it’s also recycled paper that can be further recycled, upcycled or composted. So there’s that.
Last year I nearly gave myself carpal tunnel making no less than 5 thousand million bajillion little snowflakes as an alternative to packing peanuts. Good, clean fun? Try fabulous, painful, I’d-rather-be-waterboarded, MESSY fun. That’s much more accurate of a description of what went down last year. It was fun though! This year I made less snowflakes and filled the packages with nest-like shreded paper crinkles [they make colorful ones too! ahhh!] …of course that’s in addition to the snowflakes. I cannot channel my inner Buddy the Elf without snowflakes!
As a result all my packages shall look like wintry bird’s nests. I love nests!!!!! [and birds!] And… OK I’ll shut up now. I just had to share. I can’t wait to finish my Christmas + Hanukkah shopping now! Have you guys made any progress with yours? Has your credit card reported you for abuse? I hope not! You should be nice to it. Maybe outfit it with a shiny gold star? Yeah that probably won’t help.
So if you’re going to run amuck doing this…
At least make the package look pretty too!
Though I’m a sucker for presentation. You’ve seen my food. I try to make even the plainest of veggies look fancy. Except for olives. They’re on their own! Ooh and I totally forgot to mention the tins in the above photos are from IKEA. I will probably end up stuffing them with these once I purchase a few dozen pounds of chocolate.
I *think* I’m going to attempt productivity today and do fancy things like laundry and grocery shopping. I also hope to finish penning my Christmas cards! Have you started yours? Mine tend to turn into novel-worthy love letters or a slew of TWSS jokes about candy canes and elves. Don’t ask.