Monday, December 22, 2008

It's the thought...


I see the usual dilemma when choosing gifts for Christmas. I don’t believe in giving flashy gifts, but to give a gifts from the heart that are appreciated by the recipient. The thought matters more.
That said, I enjoy the giving part, but am less enthralled in wrapping said gifts. I don't know if it is a guy thing, but I seem unable to wrap a present - Not well at least. Some are great at it, beautiful corners, hidden seams and a flat and taut perfection in the wrap.
But I prevail. I have to hand it to the inventor of the remarkable package mending tool. Of course, that is the most useful 3M Scotch Tape®. The packages are not necessarily pretty - but it is always the thought that counts most!
I always enjoy Mary’s Ruby Tuesday, and the more red the merrier. Not that I want to hear Bing Crosby crooning how he is dreaming of a Ruby Christmas (those are the lyrics, right?!) I do wish for a wonderful Christmas and Hannukah to all!

22 comments:

onangelwings said...

Ralph,

I am not sure if it is a guy thing but this chick can't wrap either. I am getting better as the years go on but honestly I am wrapping inept

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I hate wrapping but I just cover it and hope for the best.

Dora said...

Nice X'mas wrappers. Do u have a present for me? ;p

Merry X'mas and a Happy New Year! Have Fun!

It Meows #14

Kay said...

Heh wrapping is half the fun! The other half is tearing the paper in a mad frenzy and watching my dad cringe.. "I spent half an hour on that!"

/giggle

Happy RT to you!

napaboaniya said...

I guess the wrapping part is best left to the opposite gender :P

But though I'm a female, I kinda lousy at choosing gifts *blush*
I love the wrapping part though :P

Merry Christmas to your family and you!! XOXOXOX!!

Roger said...

I have to admit I buy a decorative sack! Good Ruby Tuesday to ya Ralph and have a Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

my packages are often more tape than paper. I can make a book look like a lump of coal ;)

Merry Christmas to you and the family Ralph

Linda said...

I used to love to wrap gifts but lately I appreciate gift bags more and more. Looks to me like you did a fantastic job, Ralph!

luna miranda said...

i think it's an age-thing (lol). i used to love wrapping gifts...nowadays, i wish i have elves to do it for me.:D

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your packages look festive. Wrapping is NOT my favourite part of the holidays either. ;-)

Robin said...

You should do your shopping here in Israel - all the stores here do the wrapping for you! (All year round, not just a holiday thing.)

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Bond said...

I hit perfection every third gift it appears...

Merry Christmas to you, Patti and the kids...

Mojo said...

I actually did a whole article on gift wrapping one year on my old site. I may have to try digging that up. As I recall it was rather amusing.

Three words: Gift Bags Rule!

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph, I'm not so crazy about wrapping either but I'm glad you showed RED wrapping paper for Ruby Tuesday! And yes those are the lyrics: I'm dreaming of a Ruby Christmas... :) Have a wonderful Holiday!

spiCes said...

haha! that's given...mine's all wrapped up but in tin cans! easier to handle!:)Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Pia K said...

Oh I love wrapping gifts, giving and getting neatly creatively wrapped ones - perhaps yours fall in the creative category, huh...:)
Happy Christmas from Sweden!

Catherine said...

I appreciate your humor Ralph! A beautiful Ruby Christmas and Hannukah for you and the ones you love.

Think that in our department stores, they 've kept the old version of the song ; )
And yes! I'm with you, "the thought" about the present is the main thing.

MyMaracas said...

Not to worry, Ralph, it's the little imperfections that make a guy-wrapped package so charming. And it sounds like you choose just the right gift for the lucky giftee.

I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I agree with you about the gift-giving. Small, simple and from the heart. I also agree with you about what a pain it is to wrap. That's what gift bags are for!

Happy RT!

Gattina said...

I am really not good in wrapping either, but when I don't see the gift anymore it's OK for me, lol !

Odat said...

I just use gift bags and tissue paper!!

Have a great holiday Ralph....be well...

Peace

Patti said...

You wrap just fine, M'dear.

It's always the thoughtfulness behind the gift that counts.