Shopping for the perfect gifts at Christmas is something I have always enjoyed. The best part to me is seeing the joy on someone’s face when they open a gift I have chosen just for them. Unfortunately as our family has grown and many of us live far away, gifts need to be bought, wrapped and mailed with plenty of time to allow the mail carriers to deliver them before Christmas. Since my children were little I never wrapped gifts as I bought them and placed them under the tree. I hated to tempt them in that way and it never failed if a gift was wrapped from someone else and placed under the tree, somehow “someone” “oh it wasn’t me” would tear into it to just get a peak! So I have marathon wrapping days just before Christmas. I always have Christmas music playing at a high level so Santa and all his elves can hear I am hard at work. Pictured below are the packages all wrapped from one of my marathon wrapping days that will be sent to my daughter’s family in Colorado before and after they found a safe home in a packing box.