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Subject: Wrapping
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:09 PM ET
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My first couple wrap jobs came out wonderfully! But now when I wrap, it seems like my clumisness transfers to my wrapping. It's not a BAD wrap job, but I wouldn't say it's a pretty one either! Do you care if you end up with a packaged book that looks like a 3 year old wrapped it as long as it's protected?

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:15 PM ET
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I don't give a hoot how the book gets to me, as long as it gets to me and it's still in the condition it was when it left the sender.

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Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:19 PM ET
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Yay! That's great to know. I just feel bad that it's like....really ugly when it leaves here! LOL

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:23 PM ET
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I just pretend I'm wrapping a present and it seems to go fairly smoothly.  I personally don't care what it looks like when I receive it as long as it is intact and not damaged!

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:27 PM ET
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Leslie, Leslie, Leslie....You have never received a present from me. I am horrible at wrapping presents!! Everyone always teases me. "Looks like this one was wrapped by Colleen." Ah, oh well. I can't be good at EVERYTHING. ;)

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 6:20 PM ET
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Heh, I hope neatness doesn't count, because I inevitably end up wrinkling the tape or getting "help" from one of our cats when wrapping.  You have cats too -- just blame it on them :-)

One tip a number of users have mentioned when wrapping is to be sure that you have no loose edges -- flaps, etc -- which could catch on postal machinery and lead to "book consumption" by said machinery.  As long as everything is securely taped down, you should be fine.



Date Posted: 8/20/2008 6:40 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/20/2008 7:15 PM ET
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Great way to think of it Lea!!

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 7:18 PM ET
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I don't care what it looks like as long as it gets to me in good shape. Some people have bad hair days, the other just have bad tape days. Lol.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 11:09 PM ET
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Hey... we should be judging a book by the cover (or the wrapping) anyway :  )  So don't even give it a second thought.  I am always so keen to open the books I don't notice wrapping.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 2:48 AM ET
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I have had to change my wrapping material of choice due to the costs.  I went to the poly bags (10 cents a piece) after using Tyvek for the last 6 months.  I prefer the Tyvek.  I cut the Large Tyvek envelopes down the long sides and then use it like wrapping paper for presents.  That worked well - until I used up all my envelopes.  So now I'm using the poly.  I'm not as happy with these.  They are tear resistant and wet resistant like Tyvek, but if a sharp object crosses paths with it - the poly will slice like butter. Tyvek is a little tougher.  So I'm still looking for a deal if anyone find any.

The poly bags are making me a bad wrapper.  I have to tape down all the loose flaps and material...and it ends up looking like a balled up sock. - sort of.  I just hope none of it gets caught up in the machinery.  I haven't heard back from the people I sent books to in these bags.  I hope I don't hear that they arrived sliced up!