A Christmas Hack

This may be the easiest Christmas hack you will wish you were already doing.  We have been doing this for a few years at our house, and it has allowed us to sit back and relax while the children open their presents.  When the kids wake up on Christmas morning, they open their stockings first to find out what wrapping paper is theirs.  Santa gives them each their own wrapping paper, and then there is a wrapping paper for group gifts.  With a warm cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll, I savor the moments while my kids take turns opening up their presents and cleaning up after themselves.  Wait!  What?!  You may be wondering how we managed to get them to do that.  I know when I was little, it was my dad’s official Christmas job to stand guard with a trash bag and collect the massive amount of paper flying everywhere.  Growing up as the oldest of four, I know how hectic and crazy Christmas mornings can be with a bunch of little ones.  This hack will take five minutes and I promise you won’t regret it.The Easiest Christmas HackWith four small children, I am no stranger to online shopping.  I can usually count on at least one oversized box around Christmas.  Instead of putting it out for recycle, I give it a starring role in our present opening time.  Using a coordinating wrapping paper, I wrap the oversized box.  This is where I might lose you.  As daunting of a task it may seem, it is actually very easy.  You don’t need to wrap the bottom.  Your edges don’t need to be crisp and you don’t need to use a roll of tape to secure it.  Wrap around the sides in whichever way works for your box and the design of your paper.  I leave a few inches over the top of the opening and cut slits down to the corners.  Then I fold the paper over and tuck it into the box.  It is so easy!  Now relax because you earned it!Easy Christmas Hack

Merry Christmas!