It’s a Wrap!

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN DAY 5: WRAP THE GIFTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE!

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.  ~Andy Rooney

Kind of funny, thinking about how quickly UNDONE will be all my time and effort spent making packages look beautiful. And I won’t mind a bit.

One thing is different these days, though … and that’s getting all my presents wrapped BEFORE Christmas Eve.  How many years did Doug and I drop into bed bleary-eyed at 2:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve after feverishly wrapping, wrapping, wrapping … only to be roused around 5:00 a.m. by little ones bouncing on our bed anxious to open their stockings??!!

(I cringe just thinking about it. I don’t miss that part. I look AWFUL in the Christmas morning photos from those years.)

So this evening I’ve been wrapping presents (in between pulling batches of Chocolate Crinkles out of the oven). And hooray! This year they’re almost all wrapped ahead of time (just a few left to go) and under the tree, reminding us that the Big Day is only FIVE DAYS AWAY.

Super exciting to anticipate spending Christmas Eve being IN the moment, enjoying the festivities … and sleeping. 🙂

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…” ~James 1:17

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