How much effort do you put into the wrapping paper you buy for xmas?
Yesterday I went to target to buy wrapping paper and it literally took me about 45 minutes to pick it out. While doing so I watched countless people come up and grab 2 rolls and walk away. The whole time I kept thinking ...why can't I just not care what colors go with each other? To make things harder Target has two aisles of paper, so I had to keep bringing paper from one aisle to the other to check if the colors coordinated.
Unfortunately I needed 4 rolls and only got two. I just couldn't find four I liked together. So now I have cut out "swatches" from the paper I bought so that I can go to other stores to find coordinating papers.
I like to have four completely different yet coordinating papers.
I may have a wrapping paper addiction....
I would only buy wrapping paper at the dollar store. I am certainly not spending a lot of money on something that is just going to be shredded and tossed in the trash. It would take me all of 2 seconds to find the Hanukkah paper, grab what I need and leave.
November 16, 2012 at 8:45 AM
I buy mine at the Dollar tree. I can find the cutesy character designs and buy a couple rolls for cheap.
by connie45November 16, 2012 at 8:46 AMYou're funny! Some things I put that much thought into. Not wrapping paper though. Just picture the ripping, shredding and tossing aside of it.
by CampClanNovember 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM
I just saw something on Pinterest that showed using one specific paper for each member of your family. You wrap things that go in the stockings in that one paper & then the corresponding gifts under the tree so that the receiver knows which gifts belong to him or her.
I would use snowmen for my 3yr old, Santas for my 9yo, blue for my 11yo, green for my 13yo, & red for my 16yo. I think it's pretty cute & plan on doing it this year!
ETA: I have so much wrapping paper from previous years that I am definitely using that to wrap gifts this year before having to worry about getting more!
by Justine1123November 16, 2012 at 8:59 AMI get whatever my daughter will like.
by kimber2465November 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM
dollar tree!!! then i get after christmas!!!
November 16, 2012 at 9:01 AM
I buy three rolls usually. One for each kid so it's easier to just know which is which and then one for other gifts. I do put thought into it but certainly not that much.
November 16, 2012 at 9:01 AMThis is exactly what we do too. My parents always did it for me and my sister. I don't know what this year's will be yet though.
I do separate wrapping papers for ds and DD from Santa. Gifts from mommy and daddy are different too. I try to get paper to match their likes that year. This year its Disney and Thomas the train.