Monday, December 20, 2010

Wrapping it up

Christmas shopping done? Check. Cards out the, getting there. Gifts wrapped and settled beneath the tree? Not so much.

Image from Coastal Living 

Every year I dream of wrapping my gifts a few at a time and sliding them under the tree early in the season so that we can admire them and their stylish trimmings as part of our holiday decor.

Image from Home and Garden 

It's good to have dreams. But the reality is that one of my Christmas traditions is the harried last-minute wrapping of gift after gift, often moments before they are exchanged with friends and family. Sometimes even after Christmas has passed! 

Image from Martha Stewart

Someday, I'll get it right. But it looks like it's going to be another one of those years when it feels like the tape, the boxes, the paper, the scissors and the bows are all conspiring against me. So I just add glass of champagne or two to the process and remind myself it's part of the fun. 

Image from Carolyne Roehm

What about you? Are you a last-minute wrapper or do you get a jump on it so that you can enjoy pretty ribbons and bows beneath the tree?

 Image from Home and Garden

 Image from Martha Stewart

Last-minute or super-organized, I hope that you manage to have fun in the process--that glass of champagne really helps!

Image from Martha Stewart

Have a merry week before Christmas, everyone! Good luck and fun wishes as  you get it all wrapped up! 


  1. I am not done...eek. I'm also having Christmas dinner, so that means I am feeling totally overwhelmed (it's all worth it though)!!

    I have a giveaway today if you'd like to stop over!

    Julie xo

  2. I am the furthest behind I've ever been - and I'm blaming it on the blog - all the research and obsessive admiring!! So can't stay to chat - must get back to work - love that beautiful staircase!

  3. Just beautiful!
    You have a wonderful week also!

  4. Julie, thanks for popping by. Good luck and have fun with dinner!

    Quintessence, I would love to blame it on the blog, but sadly I was in exactly the same spot last year!!!!

    Teresa, loved your Carolyne Roehm post the other day. Isn't she amazing?

  5. Love these beautifully wrapped gifts...wish they could just hop under my tree.



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