Thursday, January 05, 2012
Whew! The holidays are over & I GOT THRU IT all! My fingerless gloves were a big hit with the younger set (along with hardbacks I had found at Dollar Tree!) I also gave hubby books I had found heavily discounted at my favorite Barnes & Noble way before Xmas....Reading material makes such good gifts! & at the printed price, you look terribly generous!
Great success with new wrapping tricks: I stapled magazine pix of gifts to generic mall shopping bags - worked great & looked very artsy! Also wrapped up books in magazine pages - I mean, you KNOW what they are - so just creating a gift "sleeve" is perfectly adequate - & boy, does it save person doing the wrapping - not to mention the pocketbook! Read a new interesting tip about spraying little packages wrapped in newspaper with hair spray to form a lacquered surface. Gotta try that one.
We played Xmas music at church - I love doing that! & we participated in neighborhood caroling - it was MUCH appreciated. One elder gentleman said that he had caroled himself many times, but he had never realized what a pleasure it is to be caroled TO. (On that note - just showing up at someone's door at a special occasion & singing/playing to them, no matter how simply, is a great gift. I sent my father a singing telegram across the country years ago & he was delighted to have a young actor show up at his door!)
Gonna write about thrift shops - as I had interesting experiences this year at shops I only go to when I am visiting relatives....But that's a whole OTHER story....
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