One of my goals the last couple of years has been to remember others’ birthdays and anniversaries.
I love my perpetual calendar that came with my Life Planner from Erin Condren, and I have actually been using it. :: confetti ::

My goal is to mail birthday or anniversary cards for the month on the first of the month. I too try to keep a stash of small gifts on hand for those special people in my life on their special days. But I have a horrible habit of having the need to run to the store for a gift bag or wrapping paper.

DIY Gift Wrapping Station

So when Maggie-Peyton and I were at Target last week, I found the solution. In the Dollar Spot, y’all!

:: three cheers for Target Dollar Spot ::

There are always such good finds in that section, and I could have bought one of everything offered in this line of products.

I snagged the basics for gift wrapping – bags, tissue paper, tags, and a couple of rolls of fun twine.
Red and turquoise are still one of my favorite combinations.

To have choices and not have all of our gifts look the same throughout the year, I chose a mix of patterns and colors.

Who am I kidding? I couldn’t pick just one. They all just jumped in my basket. It was like nothing you had ever seen!

{That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.} 

Well, it’s more of a wrapping drawer. I cleared out a drawer in the dining room just for wrapping supplies.
:: Since they aren’t used throughout the year and due to limited space, our wrapping supplies for Christmas are packed with our Christmas decor.

I have numerous other supplies that can be used for gifting like tags, cards, stamps, and ribbon in our craft closet – which currently needs an overhaul. But the basics for gifting are all right here – conveniently in one place. And I can easily see what needs to be re-stocked.

Considering we are just entering the second week of January, and we have already celebrated three birthdays since Christmas, I am sure this area will get much use!

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