To me, Christmas shopping is a year-long ordeal that starts directly after Christmas and ends right before the next one. This gives me plenty of time to take full advantage of sales and promotional offers throughout 4 seasons of shopping, making sure I get something for every individual on my list. I give up before the final day to make sure I didn’t forget anyone, but surprisingly I finished early this coming year. After a full morning of store hopping in order to get all the stops I needed I managed to make the last purchase I needed. When you finally conclude an important task of that nature it’s a great relief and weight off of your chest. Once all my bags were created I wanted to relax within the toasty, comforting heat of my own furnace, but I still had work that needed to be done. So, while I was allowed to adjust the thermostat to send heat through my vents, slowly warming up my home from where the furnace was inactive all day, it wasn’t time to relax yet. All of the new items I brought in needed to undergo the wrapping process along with label making. I had it all sorted out: everyone had a different form of wrapping paper designated to them so that it’d be easy to tell who the gift belonged to, and once wrapped I topped each box with a bow made of curly ribbons and stuck a nametag at each. The shiny, colorful cardstock looked incredible, if I do say so myself; the beautifully wrapped presents were always the best part of Christmas. With my own shopping done and wrapping concluded, I was finally able to kick back and bask in the lovely warmth made by my furnace, enjoying the warm atmosphere and Christmassy atmosphere.