CHRISTMAS WILL SOON BE HERE
Two parcels posted today, and two gifts wrapped in their Christmas paper. If I wrap up a couple of gifts per day, it will make the wrapping task less of a rushed chore. I could even enjoy doing it more than I have done in recent years.
I have a few more packages to make ready for posting. A note to me: I must keep the gifts light to cut down postage costs.
I am now seriously thinking about how I can arrange for third party gift sending services. There are a number of companies who do it. For example, earlier this year a well known online retailer was requested to send me a gift-wrapped book. It was presented very nicely with a card telling me when it should be opened, (nice one!) and the message card was very suitable. The company sells other things that could be posted, I guess, and they offer physical and electronic gift tokens.
I have seen some interesting items that I think would raise a smile or two with people, where there has been some sadness recently. One item is rather heavy and breakable. This is exactly the kind of gift that I would rather the retailer mail and take responsibility for.
There is a chocolatier whose product is divine; the cost of gifting them elsewhere than the UK is prohibitve. So, I may yet send some flowers.
Christmas is will soon be here!