Wrapping gifts is really a fun tradition in my family. Rather it is for your birthday or for Christmas it is always a great time to wrap gifts. It may be part of the hobbit tradition but it is amazing to see someone’s face light up from a gift. Putting in the thought and seeing the joy in someone’s face is even better than receiving a gift to me. But that is 100% based on personality. So it is not a surprise that one of my favorite times of the year is the Christmas Season. This is mainly because of all the time I get to spend with my family. It is not just my immediate family either, but my wife’s family as well.
I find that I get to spend a whole week visiting and talking with all sides of my family each year and I absolutely love it. Seeing all the kids from my family is a wonderful thing and watching them grow and hearing all the things they are doing is just fun! But probably the best thing about it is the gift-giving. My side of the family has a fun tradition between the guys in the family. We love to make wrapping and unwrapping gift extreme. How do we do this? We use packaging supplies to the max and I certainly mean to the max
Being smart and also using what the industry uses for sending gifts is important to me. My favorite tool to use is the glorious use of packaging supplies and especially tape. Duct tape in particular is my favorite due to its ease of use and ability to be used as wrapping paper. It makes gifts really hard to get into and now duct tape comes in lots of different colors so its more holiday-friendly. Back in the day, we used to simply use grey tape and it made the Christmas tree seem very industrial. This was a thing back in the day my mother was not a big fan of. So we originally had to wrap the gift in duct tape and then wrap them in paper after we were finished. Now I always thought it was a waste to do this and in reality since we didn’t recycle it was a great waste and I am very happy that we no longer double wrap gifts because we don’t have too.
So, now that duct tape is available in a multitude of different patterns we are able to use it for a multitude of different things. I love the camo patterns personally but my family does enjoy the Christmas wrapping look that duct tape also comes in. So the candy cane stripes are one type of tape I now pick up. There is also packing tape which is a favorite of my brothers. I will admit it is much more effective at making it hard to get into packages but it is also more time-consuming and harder to wrap gifts. So if I am in a hurry duct tape always wins, but if I have the time to add a layer of packing tape it does make it harder to get into a gift. I hope you can take my enthusiasm and have a fun time gift giving this year as well.