Advent Calendar 2017 – Gifts

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I always get much more joy from purchasing gifts than receiving them; perhaps that makes me a bar humbug!

This year I knew what I wanted “Santa” to bring me and without too much prompting or reminding, Santa’s helper purchased and gift and let me have it a little early so I could send the item off to be processed. I was then instructed to give the box back so it could be wrapped! More on that a little later, after Christmas. I do happen to note that there are two other gifts from Santa’s helper under the tree so I do have a surprise or two!

Meanwhile, the purchasing of gifts has been the least stressful this year because I have done the entire lot online. In fact, for the first time ever, all my gifts have been purchased, they are here and wrapped. Those that were heading to others have been wrapped and dispatched.

The one thing about gifts that I dislike is the wrapping of them. I can turn a really simply sized box or packet to be wrapped into a wrapping disaster very easily. As I cursed a box from Amazon I thought I should have paid to have it gift wrapped….noted for next year!

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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