2019 Wrapping party dates.

Discussion in 'Christmas Countdown' started by sweetpumkinpye, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Happy August Rudy day to you all. 4 months until Christmas morning, how exciting!!!!
    Here are the wrapping party dates for 2019. I have tried to find a mix of week days and weekends.

    If you find yourself with nothing to wrap, use the days as prep days, buy a gift, work on a craft, write Christmas cards or just to sit and do something that reminds you of Christmas. The idea is that we will not be wrapping Christmas Eve and will be able to sit, relax and enjoy our hard work.

    Wednesday 25th September...... 3 months to go!

    Saturday 12th October...getting closer,

    Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November, Christmas is now next month!!!!

    Monday 25th November, 1 month to go, I am getting excited.

    Wednesday 4th December, not long now.

    Sunday 15th December, 10 days to go, are you ready?

    Wednesday 18th December, 1 week till Christmas!! Hopefully you will all be finished wrapping and can enjoy the lead up.
  2. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this Katrina!!

    I am going to write the dates down in my planner!!
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  3. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I don't do a lot of wrapping - with just the three of us, and a LOT of decorative boxes that I just pop things into, there isn't really a need but I LOVE your suggestion to write Christmas cards! I have a very long list, I think I've going to give one more chance to people I haven't heard from in a while and if I still don't hear this year, the list will be getting shorter. Love sending cards and having a set of dates to break the task of addressing envelopes into manageable groups will be great.
  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I used to have a large list 60or so cards to send. Former co workers, distant relatives etc. Never got back as many as I sent. I actually send more to the MHH exchange than I do domestically. Now I send the bare minimum to my absolute nearest and dearest.
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  5. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the dates! We REALLY need to follow this, so we aren't wrapping at the last minute. I do have several things to wrap already.
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  6. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Put all the dates into my phones calendar. Thank you.
  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Lana, good that you already have a few things to wrap.
    I will not wrap until later but will use the first few dates as Christmas prep. I need to write my cards early this year so will do those on one of the wrapping dates.
  8. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Katrina! I love knowing that my fellow MMH friends are also wrapping on those days with me.:)
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  9. Rose94

    Rose94 Well-Known Member

    Will also put the dates I’m my calendar. I like to wrap at the beginning of December but will use the others except the October one for extra time to do Christmas prep.

    October 12th if we don’t go away will be Thanksgiving prep. The 14th is Thanksgiving here in Canada.
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Today is the first wrapping party day for the year.
    I had nothing that I was ready to wrap BUT I turned on some music and I made some lists.
    In the afternoon to celebrate Rudy Day I watched a recorded show and drank hot chocolate. A perfect day.
  11. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Someone suggested to use the wrapping parties to work on Christmas cards so I put what I thought were the final touches on our Christmas card only to decide that I wanted a more updated photo of Sophia so the project is on hold. I did find out that I can upload my address spreadsheet and they will address the envelopes for no extra charge - love it! I guess a card in an envelope is a form of wrapped item? ;)
  12. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Mom and I wrapped 11 pair of pillowcases with pillow protector covers today. So that is 11 gifts wrapped.
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  13. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I didn't get to the wrapping yesterday but I did today. I was happy with what got done. :)
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  14. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Indeed it is, anything helps.
  15. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Wrapped for Christmas. (pillowcases with pillow protector.) Need to wrap big bed pillows, any idea how I can wrap them? I have 11 so not sure I could find that many boxes.

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  16. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    This isn't pretty looking but would the bed pillows fit inside a large black trash bag? You could use wide Christmas ribbon to secure the bag shut.
  17. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of maybe a white garbage bag and decorating it like a snow person. They are getting gift cards to a bookstore and I could use black envelopes for their card making it a brim to a black foam sheet creating a hat. Neck scarf could be the ribbon or fabric scrap used to tie the bag shut. What do you think?
  18. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    That sounds so cute! Do you think the white bag is thick enough that you wouldn't see the gift inside?
  19. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I wrapped up the family gifts that I couldn't get to last week. That makes me :).
  20. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Jody, a great start to the wrapping, well done.
    The pillow will be a challenge to wrap but I love the idea of making them look like snowmen. I think what you have described will work perfectly.
    If you were to use black garbage bags could they all be a "lump of coal"?
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