Christmas Countdown Day 18: Set Up a Wrap and Mail Center

Wrapping holiday gifts can be one of the most-overlooked chores of the Christmas season. Too often, it takes "hind place" on the to-do list.

Then suddenly, it's Christmas Eve ... and there's a long evening ahead among the ribbons, gift tags and scissors. Assuming you can find them!

Not this year! To make it easier to wrap as we go, it's time to set up a wrap and mail center: a dedicated space to wrap gifts and prepare them for mailing.

With tools and supplies at hand, finding your "center" speeds the job--and keeps the joy!

To Do Today

Set up a wrap and mail center

Wrapping gifts at the last minute is no way to celebrate the holiday season, so today, we'll take the sting out of the chore by setting up a wrap and mail center.

Last week, we inventoried wrap and mail supplies with a wrap and mail checklist. This week, it's time to find a dedicated area for this activity.

With all supplies and tools at the ready, a wrap and mail center converts chore to celebration. Simplify your holidays!

Organize holiday swaps

Swapping with friends is a great way to share holiday gifts, crafts and decor. Will you swap with other members of online communities? Track swaps with free printable swaps directory and swaps tracker forms for your Christmas planner.

To Read Today

Simplify Gift Wrapping with a Wrap and Mail Center

Today's Recipe

pine cone cheese ball recipeFor upcoming parties and events, share some holiday sparkle with this Almond Pinecone Cheeseball appetizer.

Shaped like a pine cone and decked with a bit of artificial greenery, it looks as good as it tastes!

Make the filling up to a day ahead to save time on busy holiday weekends.

Almond Pinecone Cheeseball Recipe

To Print Today

Holiday Swap Tracker
Holiday Swap Directory

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