A few weeks ago I found myself on the train to London heading to a location in Soho to help (with 19 other bloggers) Marks and Spencer wrap 150 gifts for sick children. There were so many dramas on that journey to the capital, my train ended up taking three hours, the cash points were all out of money and an over crowded station at Paddington meant they shut the entrance to the tube.
Finally, and just in the nick of time (good thing I give myself extra time to get to places!) I made it to the address, noticeable by the huge Christmas tree in the window and found myself getting stuck in with wrapping paper, ribbon and bows to decorate these gifts as beautifully as we could. It gives me all the warm fuzzy feelings thinking about how excited those boys and girls will be opening their gifts (and sorry in advance for the mini drum kit I wrapped ;))
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Honestly? Wrapping may not come naturally to me (in fact Tom's gift are always wrapped more beautifully than mine) but once the mince pies had been eaten and a glass of festive fizz was sipped I was on my way home with some gift wrap from the range to keep practising my wrapping skills on a gift for Mabli. You can see more of their range on offer here if you like.
Thankfully my friend Geraldine was also on hand that night creating some beautiful gift wrapping videos which can view on the site here. I thought I'd pop one of my favourites below in case any of you wanted to inspiration.
This post is written in association with Marks and Spencer