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12 Days of Christmas: Day 3 – Stop & Smell the Wrapping Paper✨

On day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas, I’m challenging YOU – yeah you, Miss. Busy Bee who looks an awful lot like myself – to slow down, stop, and smell the wrapping paper.

Yeah. You read that right.

For years, I had this tradition I’d created for myself. Start wrapping presents on the 23rd or let’s be honest, 24th of December. Typically, with either the O.C. Chrismakuh episodes on or Home Alone 1 or 2.

That was until last year when I found myself exhaustedly wrapping presents on the night of the 23rd after a few glasses of wine, thinking about how happy I was to be falling in love and celebrating my first Christmas with D. That’s when it happened. The right Michael Bublé Christmas song came on and next thing I knew, I was happy holiday sobbing out of sheer exhaustion.

Picture that for a second. Because, yeah. It can happen to you.


So this year, I’ve been slowly wrapping a few gifts every day and you know what? I’ve enjoyed it so much more. I have time to add special touches and tie the perfect bows. And the freshly wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree just look oh, so, pretty.

Here are just a few examples of some of this year’s wrapped with love gifts!









Wrapping Paper +Tags – Chapters | Ribbon – Walmart | Holly Berries – Dollarstore

I hope this post inspired every single one of you to slow down and enjoy the holiday spirit.

And buy decorative ribbon. Just trust me on this.

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1 Comment

  • Alison Doherty
    December 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Your wrapping job is inspiring! I’m such a bad wrapper. I can usually convince my mom or sister to help me out the day before though and they both do a BEAUTIFUL job!


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