Seems over the past few years, every time during the holiday season I write a few posts related to Christmas and stuff. I guess it’s everywhere, and on everyone’s minds.
Anyway, many offices have Secret Santa or do a White Elephant gift exchange. Gift giving is just a major part of this month, if not the majororest part. Everybody loves receiving gifts, and although I wouldn’t turn away a free present, I do have one criticism — that’s gifts that come in bags.
You know, those small (or I guess they can be larger) shopping bags, with the festive paper on the top. Gifts that come in bags are NOT real gifts. These are not real presents. Presents are wrapped in wrapping paper. Part of the joy of receiving a gift is unwrapping the paper. (People who slowly unwrap presents or save the paper are also on my people you can’t trust list, but that’s a whole ‘nother story)
All I’m saying is that sticking your hand in a bag should not be part of the Christmas experience. Along with the sounds of joy, the sounds of tearing and crumpling paper should be the only sounds heard during the opening of a present.