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santa’s wrapping paper?

user-51823 | Posted in General Discussion on

how do you wrap gifts from Santa (for small kids who still believe) ?
when i was small, santa left his present under the tree, unwrapped. that worked better for the pretty toys of the 1950’s than for the packaged toys of today, in my artistic opinion 🙂
DS age 5 is getting a requested “digital spy cam” from santa (lo-tech $15 at target) and i definitely want to wrap it differently from the mere mortal family gifts, which got me wondering, what kind of paper does santa like to use?

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  1. suesew | | #1

    How about just simple red or green tissue paper? Santa doesn't have time to be too fancy.

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    blondie2sew | | #2

    Well being a mom of 2 girls ages 10 and 5. (Which by the way my 10 year old just figured it out this summer! which I have to say was a real devistating for her!)I use Wrapping paper either with Santa's all over it or some really fun and whimsical theme on it...I think one year got paper that was white with Ho Ho Ho Ho written in Red all over it.Another year I bought ones with Santa Faces on it.I just go and see what is out there and what catches my eye!! Paper with Candies all over it would be great.It varies for me every year.Also remember to hide it away and then you can bring it out a few years later to use for normal wrapping!! I do that tooJust think child like and what you would love to see under the tree!!What I do also is just wrapping paper!! No ribbons or bows...I even made a tag from my computer with a Santa on it (To and From)
    Santa I printed out with one of my fonts in the from part and of course I personally wrote their name using a different handing writing other then my usualSo there you have it!!Hope this helps and happy shopping....I need to get out there and get my own Santa Paper!!Connie

  3. lovestosew | | #3

    Hi there,
    That sounds like a great gift! Anyway, here's a suggestion - print the names of famous spies and/or private detectives (fictional or real) on some white or cream colored paper and use that special paper to wrap up her gift. Some names you could use are: James Bond, Mata Hari, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Inspector Lynley, William Monk, etc. Can you tell I like to read mysteries / spy fiction?
    Julie

    1. katina | | #4

      Super idea!

      Katina

    2. user-51823 | | #5

      thanks everyone. i am very bummed about my new printer not interfacing with my old computer, and i can't print until i have a new OS, which isn't going to happen anytime soon. (long story, but yes i'm looking into it and there's many tech problems involved. i'm on an older mac)
      anyhoo-
      and i don't want paper with santas on it, because i don't think santa is that egotistical, to plaster his face all over the paper LOL-
      but that idea does lead me to another thought- maybe "monogrammed" paper, with a very fancy SC design. i am an artist, and i have lots of colored tissue and a roll of plain brown wrap that i sometimes stamp or paint to pesonalize. that could be really pretty!
      i just didn't want some store bought paper, no matter how pretty. i figured it should look like it came from a special place where everything is handmade (despite the fact that the gift inside is cheap plastic).
      or- i could get a piece from the tons of scrap fabric i have in the attic and paint a monogram on that-
      thanks for your input!

      Edited 12/10/2006 10:32 am ET by msm-s

      1. ctirish | | #6

        You could also use the tissue paper decorated and then wrap it in colored cellophane paper. Just sort of wrap it around it and bring all the cellophane paper up in one spot and tie it with some of the ribbon that you can curl at the end.  It will be noisy and different from the other gifts. Just remember to do it every year.  It will become a tradition, I love traditions that are handed down through the generations.

        We never had opened toys under the tree. Actually, Santa brought the tree until I was about 10, my parents and the older four kids stayed up late to decorate the tree, then my  parents stayed up sometimes all night to wrap all the presents to go under the tree.  Our tree was in the center of the famiy room and my father had built benches around the outside of the room. The rule was you couldn't touch your feet to the floor to see which gifts were for you. We got up, went to church, came home, had a big Sunday morning breakfast, did the dishes and then we got to open presents. My friends thought we were carazy, but it was great. Trying to climb around the room on the benches and leaning over to see about the gifts. Everyone being so helpful to get dishes done quickly while we listened to Christmas Carols. Then, even though there were six of us, presents were opened one at a time in a round about fashion. It took a couple of hours and we loved every minute of it, other kids talked about how quickly Christmas went by but we didn't, it was tradition.   It was the smae way we did presents at my grandparents when they were alive.  We did the same thing when my girls were growing up but I couldn't get my in-laws to do the gifts one at a time. Still it took a while to open gifts. If anyone had to leave the room for any reason, everything stopped until they returned. My mother's theory was it was the polite way to open gifts.  It is a great memory of wonderful and respectful Christmases.

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