|The girlfriend is annoyed that I appropriated a bed sheet to cover her present (too big to wrap economically). I don't think she gets the Christmas spirit.|
There are one or two parcels knocking around on the left hand side that aren't in shot - I found that spreading your presents out makes them look more voluminous than just heaping them up. Top money saving tips on this blog! This year I'm expecting lots of shoes, because almost everything came in shoe boxes. The reindeer wrapping paper is bright and sparkly enough that it had to be kept out of direct sunlight; it was causing an 80's disco lighting effect around the room which tends to be distracting outside of a nightclub.
When packaging your presents in stripes, remember that vertical stripes makes you look taller and thinner, horizontal the opposite. Therefore accentuate your natural body shape or some such nonsense.
As you can see in the bottom right, Dean and Deluca sent something this year, which was nice. I'll have to send them something next year.
At this point, some of you may be noticing the lack of a Christmas Tree. Do not despair.
So there you have it, a small look into the world of a Traditional Japanese Christmas.