Post # 1
We had our Christmas lunch at work today and got into the discussion about gifts from Santa. I was suprised to find myself in the minority here so I thought I would turn to the hive and see what everyone else did.
In our house all of the gifts were ALWAYS wrapped regardless of who they came from our parents or Santa but what im finding out is that most people wrap gifts from mom and dad but keep santa’s presents unwrapped and displayed under the tree for all to see. i was surprised to see that 3 of us out of probably 15 people wrapped their gifts from santa while the rest left them unwrapped.
So hive – whats the norm for you?
on a side note: my coworker said he and his wife had this discussion not too long ago and he lost that battle – he always had santa gifts wrapped and his wife never did. haha. So i had to turn to my husband and ask him since its nothing we have ever discussed. (HA i found something we never discussed before marriage! – and never thought of discussing since i didn’t know not wrapping was a thing) luckily his family wrapped, so no discussion necessary.
Post # 3
Watch any Christmas movie and all of the gifts in Santa’s sack are WRAPPED! Polar Express, Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf…etc etc!
Post # 4
What the heck? No wrapping? This is news to me.
The elves always wrap the presents!!!!
Post # 5
Gifts from santa were always out and set up (in the case of electronics or playmobile sets) on the fireplace for us. Only things “hidden” were those in our stockings. Gifts from “santa” to my parents/grandparents were always wrapped and under the tree though.
Post # 6
All our Santa gifts were unwrapped and layed out next to our stockings.
Post # 7
Santa’s gifts are wrapped but he uses different paper than Mom. Mom uses an elegant theme every year and Santa uses traditional bright red and green papers.
Post # 8
Santa never wrapped our gifts. Other gifts from my parents/siblings/etc were wrapped. It was funner that way because we would get up in the middle of the night and see what Santa brought us and then try to put it all back the way we found it so we wouldn’t get caught! It was also interesting to figure out which pile of toys belonged to who. (my brothers was easy, but usually my sister and I would find one destinctive thing in our piles to figure out which was hers and which was mine)
Post # 9
I had this exact conversation at lunch! My friend said Santa doesn’t wrap presents at their house and I thought that was completely weird, I’d never heard of it! However, I told her it was a smart idea on their part because I can remember (in my older years) my parents staying up until the wee hours of the morning wrapping presents from Santa…
But to answer your question, Santa always wrapped presents in our house. When we have children Santa will probably wrap then too. I think unwrapping presents is a huge part of Christmas morning… I loved unwrapping just as much as the actual gift when I was little!
Post # 10
@julies1949: YES! We made sure of that too. He also used different gift tags with different writing on them!
Post # 11
Not wrapping is totally foreign to me. Everyone that I know always had wrapped gifts from Santa. Hell, I STILL get wrapped gifts from Santa!
Post # 12
@julies1949: Haha my parents did that too! And his handwriting was in cursive and mom and dad’s was in moms handwriting =]
Post # 13
Of course he does!
@julies1949: Haha, this exactly!
Post # 14
THIS Santa has always wrapped!
Post # 15
Some gifts from Santa were “displayed” for us on Christmas morning unwrapped, but most of the gifts, including those from Santa, were all wrapped.
@julies1949: lol! Yes!
I just asked my Fiance and apparently he got no presents from his parents (lol) and they were ALL from Santa and unwrapped!
Post # 16
Maybe this has something to do with where you live…. maybe do a spin off of your own post about where you live and how santa delivers them!