Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wrap Happily

Wrapping gifts sitting on the floor is a strain on your neck and lower back. A wiser choice is to wear good shoes and stand on a mat in front of a countertop to do your wrapping chores (“Healthy You: Countdown to Christmas,” Better Homes and Gardens, Dec. 2007).

Since today is designated as “Wrap Happily” day on my healthy countdown calendar, I’m trying this as I wrap gifts. And since the word happy is part of the day’s exercise, Christmas music is playing and I’m singing along as I work.

I’ve been collecting blank rolls of white paper throughout the year. Add a simple rubber stamp and you’ve got an easy recipe for fun and unique Christmas wrapping paper.


Yummers! said...

I love your December blog approach.
It's helping to keep me calmer than I was a few days ago... and providing some good tips. Thanks!!

We have a ton of snow... pretty!! And our wreath is on the front door. Next step is to get rid of the snow covered pumpkins, gourds, and mums. Rotten or frozen I'm sure.

Of course the snowblower wouldn't start so it's off to the store at the moment.

Time for vanilla Chai tea... yummy!
And then off to carry more loads of scrapbook supplies downstairs. The sewing room is turning out very cozy. My machine is on a new table with drawers beneath the front window. I can't wait to sew but must finish this transformation first.

Have a wonderful Sunday. Our GB Packers aren't playing today and I miss a Sunday game.
Hmmmmmmm... a little long. Got carried away.

Kristie said...

Oooh--I like that simple snowflake paper.

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

This is great! Good suggestion! I love your calender! Thank you for the lovely comments!
~happy Holidays~
, and let me know what you think of the egg nog!

Lynn said...

Ah the white paper. I've been dreaming of getting a huge roll, like we used to have in school, but I haven't found the time (or room) yet! Maybe next year, yours looks great!

Jane said...

I have found that smaller rolls of wrapping paper has been great for my back too. Less awkward reaching and less time spent wrapping. Truly I was so surprised how much better the small rolls were that I may cut all of my long rolls on some sort of paper cutter!

Storybook Woods said...

You are such a smart girl to coleect paper through the year. I will have to do that !!! Clarice

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi June,
Your Christmas countdown is a wonderful idea!
I love to wrap presents, and I often make my own wrapping paper too. I have a printer that prints large pieces of paper, and a scanner, so I have lots of fun with that, sometimes.
It's wonderful to be home again, with you home again too. Let the merry making begin!

a pink-bee said...

I love this idea ! Thanks :)