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15 Nov, 2020

Weekend reading: the ABC edition #28 (Anything But Coronavirus)

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Weekend reading

On the nightstand: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins

1 Response to "Weekend reading: the ABC edition #28 (Anything But Coronavirus)"

1 | Amy

November 15th, 2020 at 11:58 pm


My family has been making and using fabric drawstring bags for Christmas for quite a few years now. My mom will even pre-give a stack of bags to make sure that everyone has enough to use for their gifts.

I went looking for wrapping paper last year, it was my daughter’s first Christmas to remember so I figured I’d wrap up a couple of gifts for her to tear open. It was difficult to find wrapping paper, the stores here have changed to paper gift bags almost exclusively. They’re not as durable as fabric, but they’re reusable and should last a while as long as you take some care.

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