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    I've always enjoyed wrapping presents. At an early age, I fell madly in love with curling ribbon and, to this day, it is my signature ribbon.
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    You know that comment that people sometimes make -- the one that goes something like "This present is too pretty to unwrap!" Yeah, I never hear that one . . .

    BTW -- my sister and I have a traveling bow & gift card that we've been exchanging since junior high (middle school in today's lingo). My mom got one of those fancy-schmancy bow makers, so I got creative and made bows and homemade gift tags decorated with the few things I could sort of draw well. My sister saved the one on her gift, and the next year, she put the bow and gift tag on my gift, but crossed out the names on the "to" and "from" sections, and rewrote it to be to me, from her. Then the next year I did the same. And so on. We still have it going. It's now in a ziplock baggie to keep it from totally falling apart, so we just tape the baggie to the present. Yeah, we're a little nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;2713860;
    You know that comment that people sometimes make -- the one that goes something like "This present is too pretty to unwrap!" Yeah, I never hear that one . . .

    BTW -- my sister and I have a traveling bow & gift card that we've been exchanging since junior high (middle school in today's lingo). My mom got one of those fancy-schmancy bow makers, so I got creative and made bows and homemade gift tags decorated with the few things I could sort of draw well. My sister saved the one on her gift, and the next year, she put the bow and gift tag on my gift, but crossed out the names on the "to" and "from" sections, and rewrote it to be to me, from her. Then the next year I did the same. And so on. We still have it going. It's now in a ziplock baggie to keep it from totally falling apart, so we just tape the baggie to the present. Yeah, we're a little nuts!

    Yeah, I never hear that either.

    Love your bow regifting. Been hearing a lot of those stories lately and I think they are so special. It's one of those things that always brings fond memories and a lot of smiles when its given and received. I love to hear those kinds of things.

    My grandmother used to iron wrapping paper to reuse it. She always washed out baggies and saved bread wrappers. And of course bows!
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    Plastic on the living room furniture?
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    I don't get it...
    Am I just stoopid or not old enough?
    I don't think you are stupid and I don't know how old you are. The #867-5309 is from a song from the 80's. I confess I don't know the title of the song, but the words are: Jenny, I've got your number...867-5309 and the number is repeated over and over in that song.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    The song is called "Jenny...867-5309"........
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;2713910;
    The song is called "Jenny...867-5309"........
    I sure should have figured that out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;2713834;
    Ha. I'm a horrible wrapper, too. People think that because I'm artistic, I wrap a mean present... couldn't be further from the truth. Mine also look like they were wrapped by a 3 year old and add to that my mom's training to NEVER use more than 3 pieces of tape. Stuff flapping everywhere. I still never use more than 3 pieces of tape. I'm afraid she'll come screaming out here from Ohio and chastise me. We reuse paper, too. It gets confusing since we also write names right on the paper. You can get a gift with more than one name on it, and then I have to try to remember what's in it or go in another room and unwrap/rewrap and then give it. heh. I remember my mom doing that, too.
    Three pieces of tape, especially duct tape, should be plenty

    Actually, I do a pretty credible job at wrapping, at least for a guy. I indulge in no frills, but the package ends up crisp and clean, with nice, neat folds in the paper. Back in the dark ages when I was married, my then-wife would have me wrap anything that was the least bit irregular because she knew that I could do a good job with it.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;2713841;
    I've always enjoyed wrapping presents. At an early age, I fell madly in love with curling ribbon and, to this day, it is my signature ribbon.
    I love curly ribbon too! I also love to wrap presents and am looking forward to doing some of that tonight. However, it was almost 80 here today and so it's not feeling too much like Christmas. We had to turn the AC on yesterday while we were decorating the tree!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by justCoz;2713908;
    I don't think you are stupid and I don't know how old you are. The #867-5309 is from a song from the 80's. I confess I don't know the title of the song, but the words are: Jenny, I've got your number...867-5309 and the number is repeated over and over in that song.

    I think she knew that one. she was commenting on the PEnnsylvania 6-5000
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