With Christmas only weeks away I know the Christmas present lists are at the front of our minds.
I had this conversation with a group of friends 12 months and I am bringing it up again this year, to see if opinions have changed.
The big question was, to wrap or not wrap Santa Sack gifts.
I confessed to them I am one of those Mums who is up until all hours Christmas Eve wrapping presents 🎁 It kills me, and every year I promise myself NEXT YEAR I will be more organised!!
I mean doesn't the thought of chilling on the couch, a baileys on ice, & watching a Christmas movie just sound like heaven?
Anyway I was telling my friends how I "help" Santa wrap his presents ready for the kids Santa Sack. (side note .... kids were in ear shot during this conversation)
I clarified that Santa has his very "own" paper, so the kids knew the difference.
I had 3 of my friends look at me gobsmacked, wide eyed & asked, YOU DO WHAT?
Honestly in my defence, I thought that is what everyone did, but apparently not.
One said, there's absolutely no need to, as presents in the Santa sacks clearly distinguishes Santa presents from Mum & Dad's really easily.
Santa's are in the sack, & mum & Dad's are wrapped.
She also mentioned it makes it easier as what presents fit in the sack are from Santa, & what doesn't are from her & hubby.
The second said she does it for the first reason also, but also because it cuts down on the paper. She said the paper without Santa's gifts wrapped, already fill her recycling bins.
One friend said she just shoves what fits in the Santa Sack from Santa as she simply just can't be bothered.
My other 2 friends there, also wrap gifts for the kids Santa Sacks & were equally stunned. Like me, they love the whole experience, the different paper, seeing the kids faces when they open all of their surprises. I get so much out of it.
But I guess at the end of the day it all comes down to personal preference.
We do end up with a paper storm, but I guess you get used to it.
I do think not wrapping them would be so much simpler, but I have wrapped right from the beginning, I just couldn't stop now.
You can check out our whole Santa Sack collection here, & let me know what you will do this Christmas.