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Gift Wrapping Idea: Ladybugs

Today gift wrapping comes in small packages and with some small friends. This is my ode to Ladybugs and my childhood nickname.

What a Monday! Today has left me wondering how I’m going to get through the rest of the week. The list of things to do keeps getting longer and loooooooonger. This morning I found myself rushing as fast as I could to get my gift wrapping post done and out of the way. I rushed wrapping a box with wrapping paper. I rushed tying on toppers. I rushed taking pictures.

When I finally uploaded the photos and began sorting through the pictures, I was frustrated to see they looked terrible. The wrapping paper was rippling because I did a sloppy job, there were pieces of tape everywhere, and the toppers looked ridiculous. As I sat staring at my computer screen, a thought entered my mind… “What Would Debbie Do?” It was like a punch to the stomach. Would Debs ever give a gift that looked like this to friend? Would Debbie ever let the wrapping paper ripple? Would Debs ever consider giving a gift with an ugly gift topper on top? The answer to all of these thoughts were NO… nay NEVER EVER EVER NEVER!

Being Debbie’s daughter, I could not get myself to post my frenzied attempts at being creative. So tired and annoyed, I started over. With new box, new paper, and new toppers I began to work. As I slowly wrapped and embellished I interestingly noted my change of attitude. I began to really enjoy what I was doing. Most importantly I began to really care.

The most important part of gift giving and gift wrapping is caring.


  • August 15, 2011 - 6:07 pm

    Judy R. - I’ve been looking for cute ways to use wrap using brown craft paper and the red and black of the ladybugs is perfect. Plus I love ladybugs! Also, following you on bloglovin.

  • August 15, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    camberley - Sorry. I know I’m one of the main causes of your long To-Do list.


  • August 16, 2011 - 5:42 pm

    keighley - Judy R.- I think they ladybugs turned out great too. I was so happy with it. I got a lot of my ladybug stuff from Old World Market! They have great stuff! Thanks for reading xo

  • August 16, 2011 - 7:25 pm

    Charissa - The Gifted Blog - I agree that the most important part of gift wrapping is caring! That’s one of the things I love best about it – that it’s a little creative endeavor done for someone else. Your ladybug wraps turned out so cute!

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