Today I feel VERY proud of myself. I accomplished a task. I accomplished a genuinely un-fun task... I packed and shipped several Christmas gifts. Whew!
The entire scenario went something like this: (Sung to the ""And the Green Grass Grows All Around" by Barney.) Please note: only the tune is borrowed, the rest is poetic license.)
There was a person... a person in my life.
The prettiest person, that you ever did see...
And the gift sits in my house my house, the gift sits in my house.
And then this gift, fin-al-ly got packed. It was the best packing, that you ever did see....
There's a person in my life.
There's a gift that got packed.
There's a box with a gift and the person in my life I love gets an amazing gift!
Now, as if you could not tell, alcohol and popcorn were added to the packing scenario... There was snack'n and pack'n and after a little bit of sipp'n (or three) things began to get fun. I am fairly certain all the right gifts are going to all the right people, but, it's the thought that counts... right? I am sure my stepfather, Richard, will enjoy the bikini I sent to my cousin Agnes. (Which is what I am afraid of to be honest!)
Speaking of popcorn, pop some and use it for packing material. Your loved one can scatter it all over their yard and feed the little birdies as if to say, "Happy Christmas!"
Share your packing experiences in the comments sections and any tips you have for "green" packing materials.
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