Except for a few last minute items, our presents are wrapped. Rather than wasting fancy pants wrapping paper, which some recipients find difficult to tear open, I'm using Maya's art.
She was given an easel for Christmas last year, and spent a significant portion of Elliot's nap time last winter and this fall painting and drawing. I just couldn't bring myself to throw all of that artwork out!
Instead, I rolled it up, thinking I would figure out some use for it later.
Ta, da. It's festive wrapping paper! She's adding stickers to it as we wrap up gifts, making her part of the whole gift-giving process. Unfortunately, she has also become a little informant for anyone whose present she spotted, but it's still a fun way to get ready for the festivities!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment