I love wrapping gifts. It's part of the decorating at our house, the gifts piled under the tree just make the tree complete and the sooner we can get them under the tree so people have to look a them and wonder what they could be getting, the better :>)
I do have a rule though, if you guess what's in the package (out loud) and get it right, the gift goes back to the store. You may think that's mean, but it was a rule set in place, not because our kids were good guessers, no the culprit was Earl and he was just uncanny in his ability to guess!
So I made the rule and now the surprise isn't ruined.
Some years I am determined to get papers that coordinate, some years I just buy what strikes my fancy and they really look fine all mixed together anyway. Like this sheet music paper. I couldn't resist. I buy ribbon on clearance and use it over and over again, ribbon is a must. This year I dug through my sewing ribbons and found this deep red velvet, perfect!
There is always some red, heck almost every package has red but that's the way I roll, and some should be shiny too! I keep little gew gaws and gimcracks to add to make them pretty. I think the pinecone and bell pick came off a candle. I think the extras make them extra special :>)
And I usually set up a dedicated area to wrap. It's important to have a surface and area to store everything so I don't have to keep clearing the dining room table. This year I'm using my sewing table because I'm not getting a lot of sewing done right now anyway.
Do you like wrapping?