Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm Santa?

Last Christmas is a blur. Mati Claire was only 5 and 1/2 months old JUST starting to sleep through the night and we really didn't buy her alot of stuff simply because of her age. Not that we didn't want to. My point? This Christmas is different! As a parent.

Today, I went to the lovely local Walmart to look for some gold ribbon (Fads-N-Frames was out). I've mentioned that I have a paper fetish. Browsing through the Christmas wrapping paper, I come across my worst nightmare. Oh my goodness I'm a MOM and I have to buy WHAT????? Character paper?????? Really? Yes, character paper. I realized then and there that I don't own a single roll of character wrapping paper. I also realize that as a mom, I have to put my wants aside, and take one for the team.

One of my most favorite things to do at Christmas time is WRAP GIFTS! I remember back when I was a little girl (like 8 or 9 maybe) watching the ladies wrap gifts behind the counter at McRaes and I was in awe. My grandmother attempted to show us how they professionally wrap gifts there. Ahhhh...but it boils down to good paper. I am not a master of bows but I try.

Back to the character paper. Can anyone tell me how to make character paper look good? I remember when I was young, that I would separate my gifts out according to which paper it had. Like ALF or the Smurfs or Mickey Mouse. My OCD-ness is taking a beating today! ;) I know my nieces would prefer to see Princess paper vs. polka dots. I am looking forward to my gorgeous macaroni-string necklaces and 'i made it myself, mommy' dinners!

I hope everyone is reminded that Christmas is about the best gift of all...and He was wrapped in swaddling clothes.


Tina said...

I haven't found a way to make character paper look good. I can't make a bow, so I have to rely on those stick-ons. Yeah, it's not my choice either, but Rebecca is loving the Disney Princess paper.
I love that zebra print paper. I'm a sucker for zebra print!

Carly Winborne said...

I have a thing for paper, too. And I guess you're a better mother than me - I haven't bought the first roll of princess paper. The way I see it, since there's plenty of princess stuff INSIDE the paper, she'll be more excited about it if the paper is plain. Yeah, that's right. It's not because I think the paper's tacky and doesn't go with my decor. :)

Sara said...

I love paper too and invitations, stationery stuff, calling cards...I am a sucker for a paper boutique. Your nieces will love the princess paper. Can't believe we ever had Alf paper!

Melissa Rouse said...

My kids love the characters too! We wrap each kids Santa presents in a different character so they can tell which belongs to them. However, those are only out Christmas morning! Speaking of ALF - my kids got to see an episode on WGN the other day! They loved it!