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Confessions of a Gift Wrapping Fool

May 22, 2008

I admit it. I love gift wrapping. But I have a love-hate relationship with cards! I mean, I enjoy reading through stacks of thoughtful/sentimental/funny cards at the store and all, but I hate forking over multiple dollars for them. And since I don’t get much alone-shopping-time anymore, it’s just not that fun to peruse the overwhelming plethora of cartoonish greetings. On top of the $$ and time issues, I’m a bit OCD about matchy-matchy stuff, and it bugs me to put cartoons on my pretty packages.

So, from time to time…okay, most of the time…my gifts come cardless. I am ashamed to admit this, and since I’m airing it all out, I will also throw in the admission that I hope most recipients don’t really notice, I mean, who needs another piece of paper kicking around the house, right?

Sometimes it occurs to me though, that a cardless gift is like a sprinkle-less cupcake. I would certainly never wish for someone to think that they don’t mean as much to me because I neglected to give a card. Thus I live with a niggling little shadow of fear that someday someone will feel less loved because of the lack.

I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out, but I finally had my Eureka! moment and bought some blank cards and tags, perfect for customizing with a bit of wrapping paper or fabric…and I am now at peace. The card gets included, it matches, and no more shadows over my head. Except for when I’m running behind and don’t have time to get it done! But that’s a topic for another day.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2008 9:54 pm

    I really like that idea. Thanks for sharing!


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