My Secret Holiday Shame

I do many holiday associated things very well.

My gifts? Purchased by the beginning of December, at the latest.

My cards? Already sent out.

My budget? Stuck to or just under.

My tree? Decorated and, I can guarantee you this, it will be taken down in a more than timely manner.

But, there is one thing that I am terrible, just terrible, at.

I can’t wrap presents for shit.

Think lumpy. Think awkward patch jobs to cover where I didn’t correctly cut out enough paper in the first place. Think visible tape and lopsided bows and an overall look that says “possibly wrapped by drunken monkeys”. Think friends who have said, literally, “oh this one actually looks pretty good. You must have tried really hard this year.”

I am the reason gift bags were invented.

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2 thoughts on “My Secret Holiday Shame

  1. Gretchen says:

    Perfectly wrapped gifts are overrated. I had a roommate who was an accountant and her gifts were always exactly, perfectly wrapped. And she was one of the meanest people I’ve ever met. It really is the thought that counts.

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