Tis the time of year to go tightwad Christmas wrapping and gift bow shopping. You know where the place we shop was selling off some of their Christmas stuff.
So wifey pounced and came home with 8 rolls of wrapping paper for 2 Euros and a Euro fifty for two bags of gift bows. Not a bad afternoons work.
They will live for the next twelve months a the bottom of her wardrobe/Christmas 2023 cupboard.
Have you started shopping for Christmas 2023 yet?
You can't walk past a bargain can you? If they film 'Hoarders' in Ireland we will be featured I am sure.
South West Ireland could be devastated by a tsunami wave in the next few months so the wrapping paper and pretty bows may not prove to be a bargain in the end. There could also be a volcanic eruption or a war with Wales or COVID23 could sweep across the landscape like The Black Death. You never know what is round the corner.ReplyDelete
We had to save the wrapping paper off presents received and re-use it the following Christmas. I am sure many families did this. Thanks for posting Dave.ReplyDelete
The Portuguese Tsunami of 1755 reached these shores and deposited the sand which became Barleycove on Mizen YP. Do you think prepping for Christmas wrapping paper will protect us from Armageddon or Boris Johnson making a comeback?ReplyDelete
He will return one day sadly.Delete
What an awful thought that he might be back. Just goes to show people don’t care if a politician is a serial liar as long as his is entertaining.Delete
He will turn up like a bad penny. People never learn.Delete
Did my comment go into Spam Dave?ReplyDelete
You could always use the wrapping paper to build a fallout shelter?ReplyDelete
Thanks Rachel for sharing your Christmas wrapping paper memories. I remember a lumpy parcel with brown wrapping paper, tied up with string and Irish stamps stuck on the paper. It was a present from my Grandmother consisting of a Turkey, two pairs of boots for my brother and me, a head scarf for my mum and a shirt and tie for my dad and a Christmas card and a very long handwritten letter. That's over fifty years ago. Thanks Rachel.ReplyDelete
You also watched Blue Peter JayCee? An old Ski yogurt container and some sticky back plastic or Cellotape even. Or you could read the Protect and Survive booklet, paint everything white and hide under the table?ReplyDelete
Exactly how we do it here! It is also a good time to buy ornaments to put away to hand out next year as small stocking presents.ReplyDelete
My kids always remind me that I asked them to unwrap carefully and then ironed the paper for next year. lol We were really hard up at the time. lolReplyDelete
You weren't the only one Briony. F's mum had a suitcase for carefully recycled wrapping paper. Some of it might be vintage by now!Delete
We had a cupboard for saved wrapping paper, string and anything to do with Christmas.Delete
A very good idea Rachel and Tigger.Delete
Great ideas Debby. We start thinking and collecting for Christmas from late Summer. We also make hampers by collecting a spare tin of food or bottle every week from September. You don't miss it and you end up with a very nice hamper for a present.ReplyDelete
Your hamper ideas sound so very good. I have seen so many others doing that, and you know, I think it is something to begin doing next year. Hampers would make wonderful gifts for the tenants.Delete
You get some really nice wrapping paper Briony. I have been reading today that it creates mountains of recycling paper for councils. Perhaps we should iron some of the paper?ReplyDelete
We have gone over to bags (and wrapping fabric squares) made of offcuts from F's sewing.ReplyDelete
Good idea to use the fabric offcuts Tigger.Delete
I was watching the japanese art ofwrapping in fabric on you tube, really good idea.ReplyDelete
I used to do that when all the kids were at home still and later when the grandkids were little. Now they are grown except for the six-month old twins, so everyone gets a gift card at Christmas, no wrapping required. Ony the babies get wrapped gifts and I still have several rolls of wrap from years ago.ReplyDelete
Presents and wrapping paper! You were lucky to have presents. WhenI were a lad we were lucky to have to pay Santa for a glance at someone else’s present. But tell that to the young people today…they won’t believe you.ReplyDelete
Christmas dinner was a yearly treat. Now we can have it every week.Delete
Thanks anonymous I will look that up.ReplyDelete
We still had some wrapping paper left over from last year River. We even use it to wrap up birthday presents.ReplyDelete
Good on you! We keep a year ahead of ourselves for Christmas wrap too. And pick up sellotape and the like as well. Friends went to a garden centre yesterday and for less than £50 got an entire garden's worth of Fairy lights etc. They have little grandchildren moving into the next door house, and a door will be made in the fence so next Christmas will be a magical affair.ReplyDelete
Hi Virginia. There's always bargains to be found after Christmas.ReplyDelete