Any of you who have read my blogs for years know that I am a very practical person. If I can save a few pennies or a few big dollars here and there I will.
As I showed you in this prior post Gift Wrapping ,
I hate to spend money on wrapping presents. Especially presents for my children(when they were little) and my grandchildren now.
I would much rather spend the money on the actual gifts instead of the paper or cards. So I either make the cards or get them at Dollar Tree for $ .50 to $1.00 each.
One thing I noticed and still do is that kids only want to get into the gift so they don't care about the wrapping. They tear that paper off as fast as they can whether the wrapping was free or cost $ 5.00.
So this week I have been wrapping my granddaughter's birthday presents. Many of her gifts get shipped to her so I don't put bows on. I have her Mom put them on at their end so they don't get crushed.
This year we bought her a few things( she loves books) from her list and honored her request for an Amazon gift card. She is getting older so she is into gaming. She also loves DVD's that she can watch over and over again. So she has fun now shopping online with the gift cards she receives.
So here is a picture of all of her wrapped gifts before I packed them up. Besides the comics that I have used for years to wrap them, I had a deflated mylar balloon that I got for my birthday last year. So I used that to wrap one her books. It's cute and colorful. I wish I got more balloons but usually it is just one a year. I also had a piece of birthday paper leftover that was just the right size for one package. Believe me when I say that it is all about getting gifts that they will love and not about the wrapping paper.
And if there is a birthday party, I really don't care what other adult guests might think about my wrapping. I am not trying to keep up with the Joneses!