My little sister just came down the stairs to find myÂ father at the dining room table wrapping the same gift he had beenÂ trying to wrap all morning.
“You doin’ okay there, dad?”
“Yeah, whyÂ do you ask?”
“Because you’ve been wrapping the same present forÂ over 30 minutes now.”
I had offered my wrapping services earlierÂ this morning, but he said it was important that he wrapped mom’sÂ gift because she doesn’t believe that he is capable of wrapping aÂ single present (some built up resentment for the lack of presentsÂ he has wrapped over the last 30 years I suppose). At this point, heÂ has wasted an entire roll of wrapping paper, and he’s still inÂ there; I do not believe that he actually isÂ capable of wrapping a gift.
With my father in mind, I chose anÂ infographic that not only walks you through the steps of wrapping aÂ gift, but also tells you how to wrap it with as little excess paperÂ as possible. By using recycled wrapping paper, previously usedÂ boxes, and by keeping your measurements as precise as possible, youÂ can make a difference in the number of trees Americans chop down aÂ year to make the bottom of their Christmas trees look pretty. I amÂ going to do my part, but I can not promise that my family will doÂ the same.
Final father quote of the day: “Do you know how to tieÂ big ribbons out of ribbon, honey?” [via] Â