Monday, December 10, 2012
My one thing is wrapping presents. Actually, I hate wrapping presents any time of the year but even more so at Christmas. It could be because instead wrapping one or two gifts for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, there are hundreds of things to wrap. Okay that's a slight exaggeration, it just seems like there are that many. :o)
My dislike of wrapping gifts led to one of my favorite holiday traditions. -- I was complaining about having so many gifts to wrap one year and my sister offered to come over and help.
Ever since then, my mother, sister, and I get together on Christmas eve in the late afternoon and wrap presents while we talk and listen to Christmas music. We break for dinner - pizza from the local pizza place. After dinner, we turn any Christmas cartoons we can find on TV and continue wrapping until everything is done, usually about 9:00pm or so.
While this is a new tradition by most standards (we've only been doing it for about 5 years), I find myself looking forward to it every year.
Posted by Katherine at 7:43 AM