Fa la la la la......la la la la!
It's Wednesday again which means it's time for WOYWW
Julia, thank you so much for bringing everyone together
to share what we all love to do!
I'm actually writing this post Tuesday night! Busy time of the year so you do, what ya gotta do, when you can do it.
What's on my desk you ask?
A glass of wine.
Why you ask? Because I can!My husband and I received a lovely bottle of wine as a gift so I felt it was important to open it. It would be rude of
The truth? My daughter and I just spent 7 1/2 hours at the mall - nuff said! Open the gift and enjoy, that's what
After deciding upon a special gift for someone, my daughter and I stood at the sales counter while the sales clerk rang up my purchase. Money exchanged hands, receipts were carefully put away by both parties and the wrapping began. Had it not been for the many lessons I had over the years about the importance of wrapping a gift, I probably would have walked away thrilled at how meticulously my gift was wrapped. Nope, that would be toooooo easy! I couldn't just take the wrapped gift and be happy it was packaged nicely. The lessons were now being played back in my head. "Take a piece of tissue like so. Fold it like this and do that and do this and then do that,"....blah blah blah blah! As I stood there watching this sweet sales associate wrap like she was a machine, I couldn't help but wonder what would have been said to her had she worked as an "Elf" ("Elves" is what we were called where I worked). I now believe I have a life sentence to .....Elfdome. While standing there watching the sales clerk I'm thinking, she's doing it all wrong. This poor thing wouldn't have lasted past the first step of "take the tissue." She wouldn't have lasted one minute on the "Elf Wrapping Counter." I kept thinking to myself that I would just have to go home and re wrap the Elf way. How sad is that? The entire time I'm standing there thinking...no, no, no....what are you doing? When she was all done I politely thanked her and left with my wrapped gift thinking .... I'm going to fix this when I get home! Oh my word.....I've been ruined!
In case you're wondering? Here is my take on how to add tissue to a box when wrapping a gift. I do believe presentation is everything and I do like my gifts to be presented as beautifully inside as outside.
...and that's how it's done - the Elf way!
I want to thank each and every one of you so much for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog. I know how much time it takes to balance all aspects of life so your efforts have not gone unnoticed. Each and every comment is important to me and I believe in giving back. My goal for this blog is to have fun, share ideas and what I have learned and most important, meet new friends through my craft journey. This has been an awesome year for me and I look forward to may more. I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and All The Best for 2012!
Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations!