Tangled Tinsel and Twisted Tape: Confessions of a Gift-Wrapping Klutz

'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, and fumble with the wrapping paper like never before. If there's an award for being all thumbs when it comes to gift wrapping, I'd have a mantel full of them by now. Picture this: a wrapping paper battlefield, where tape and scissors are my arch nemeses, and ribbons mock me from the sidelines.

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The struggle begins the moment I attempt to measure the right amount of paper. It's like trying to calculate the trajectory of a rocket – there's a lot of guesswork involved, and the end result is often explosive. The scissors, instead of being my trusty sidekick, transform into a mischievous imp, zigzagging through the paper like it's a maze. I end up with edges that look like they've been chewed on by Santa's reindeer.

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Then comes the tape, that sticky villain with a mind of its own. It either disappears entirely, leaving me in a frantic search, or it unrolls faster than the speed of sound, sticking to everything but the wrapping paper. I find myself in a tape tango, arms flailing, and gifts resembling modern art installations rather than neatly wrapped packages.

So, as I embark on my annual gift-wrapping odyssey, I make sure to have someone else do the wrapping for me.  Plus, I am helping out a local organization.  It doesn't get much easier than that.

Christmas Gift Wrapping With Great Falls Children's Receiving Home

Help support this wonderful organization.  Great Falls Children’s Receiving Home
provides temporary an emergency foster care to victims of abuse and neglect here in Great Falls and surrounding area. 100% of the proceeds go to GFCRH.

December 11th  - Christmas Eve

Offering two locations downtown for gift wrapping.

Mighty Moe Brewing Company

Monday - Friday 4pm - 8pm

Saturday - 2pm - 8pm

Sunday - 12pm - 8pm

Christmas Eve 11am - 2pm

Kaufman's Men's Wear

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 4pm

8 Charming Christmas Towns In Montana To Take The Family To Today

If you want to get away for Christmas this year, these 8 towns are the place to go

Gallery Credit: Nick Northern

29th Annual Parade Of Lights

Cowboy Christmas

Gallery Credit: Great Falls Montana Tourism



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