Mixing up the way I do Christmas gift wrapping is the best thing I’ve done as a mom. Hopefully, that’s not the truth because it is very materialistic but I do have to admit it was a winner with my family and I hope it is with yours as well. Christmas can seem strangely redundant, and while we are all trying to focus on the reason for the season, it can lack excitement with all the holiday stress that it accompanies. This is why I have upped the ante this past Christmas and I highly suggest you do the same this Christmas.
Christmas Gift Wrapping
First, you must get a separate roll of wrapping paper for each child. As you are wrapping their gifts use the roll that corresponds to their gifts. Now, this seems easy, but I forgot which pattern was for which kid, so make sure you learn from my mistakes and take note before all the gifts are wrapped.
Now the fun begins. Do NOT label the gifts. It causes less stress when the kids are looking at all the gifts leading up to the big day. There won’t be any bickering about who’s is bigger or who has more because they will only be able to wonder who’s is who’s.
So what’s the point? Where’s the fun? How is this a tradition? Before you fill their stocking, fold up a piece of gift wrap that corresponds with their gifts and place it in the bottom of the stocking. Have them open their stockings first. Once they get to the bottom they will be able to run to the tree and finally figure out which presents belong to them.
Now, the first time you do this they won’t expect the wrapping paper at the bottom of the stocking. However, come next year, if your kids are sneaky like mine, they will be digging through that stocking . So I suggest adding the paper the night before once they have gone to bed. This is fun for all ages! Seriously I plan on continuing this tradition even into adulthood. It’s fun for mom and fun for the kids. It’s a win-win! Happy Christmas gift wrapping!