It is hard to keep children out of wrapped presents. Not that they all want to unwrap them before its time, but they want to shake them, trying to guess what's inside. Then children often end up arguing that someone's presents are bigger then someone else's. Sure, they grow out of this, but when they are younger it can be quite an issue, whether they are gracious or not.
A fun and easy way to eliminate this head ache is by giving each child a different name. A name that no one but the parents know. This name is kept secret right up until Christmas morning. One of the most popular name tricks is giving your children different reindeer names. Certainly, they will try to guess, they might even insist they know, but don't let them in on the secret. It is such a fun holiday tradition. If reindeer names get old, try using popular Christmas things, places, carols, as the names.
Another fun way to add to the surprise is by not adding any names at all. All you need to do is buy one wrapping paper design for each individual, and wrap their presents in only their wrapping paper design. Not only does this idea keep it a secret, it also helps with the present hand outs on Christmas morning.
Little traditions like this one are easy to begin. They don't cost a lot to start, and as silly as they sound, kids look forward to it every year. Just like getting new pajamas on Christmas Eve. Happy Wrapping! Merry Christmas!
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