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A trick of the trade---Holiday Edition

>> Monday, December 12, 2011

It's that time of year where gift giving is at an all time high. If you are doing some gift giving yourself, and will be giving to the mini-humans in your life, I have a life saving tip for you!


Let me paint you a picture:

You know how fun it is to see the little ones open presents. Their face is full of anticipation. You are full of anticipation yourself, waiting to see how excited they will be about said present.

They open it. They are sooo excited!! It was just what they never knew they wanted. And then...

the box it's packaged in has to be opened, and it's taped shut with about 24 pieces of heavy duty tape. You see their excitement dwindle just a little by the time the box is finally removed. Then, after removing said present from the box, you find that it is fastened to cardboard with approximately 92 builders grade plastic fasteners. After finally finding some scissors and removing said 92 plastic fasteners, excitement levels are at an all time low. Then you realize said present needs batteries. And...do you have the right kind of batteries? And who replaced your excited, happy child with this frustrated, impatient one?

This happened a few too many times before we finally got a tip. One that made me think..."Uhhh....Duuuh." And now present opening is much less stressful and way more exciting.

Tip: Do all that stuff before you wrap it.
(Told you it would be a "duh" moment, but not all of us think of these simple things.)

Remove the tape from the box, cut the plastic holders, insert batteries, (do whatever else needs to be done to make it easily accessible and ready to use) replace present in box, THEN wrap the presents!

I promise you, your life will be much, much improved this holiday season!

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2 comments:

Jess (The Cozy Reader) December 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM  

A good idea for gifts from Mom and Dad but how do you explain the modified gifts that are from Santa?!

I might do this for the gifts from us, thanks!

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