Every year I start the holiday season with a plan to get all our gift shopping completed, wrapped and sent timely. And here we are, with so much left to do and not enough time before Christmas! Luckily The UPS Store is here to help and our fun Do Not Open Until Christmas Holiday Package Wrapping with printables made it easy to get gifts to my youngest brother and his family sent on time!
This is the first year in a few that we won’t be spending Christmas with my youngest brother and his family. His wife, son and daughter just moved into a new home out of state and while we are very happy for their new adventure, miss them being here for daily playdates with my daughters. We had fun putting together a special holiday package for them and sent it with extra love at The UPS Store this week.
Little sister was very excited to pick out a holiday book for her cousins to send in their holiday gift package. She loves listening to her big sister read books at bedtime and knew her cousins would like one of her favorite holiday books too. We read often in our home and know it’s so important for children to have access to books. The UPS Store network is the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an initiative helping give less fortunate children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and communicate effectively. Through Dec. 31, participating The UPS Store locations will support the Toys for Tots Literacy Program with an in-center donation card drive. Every donation helps purchase books for local children in need, making it easy and inexpensive to share holiday joy with those less fortunate.
We brought our gifts home and printed the Do Not Open Until Christmas Holiday Package Wrapping printables. We wrapped our gifts and headed to The UPS Store for help getting the presents into an appropriate box to send to my brother and his family.
Do Not Open Until Christmas Holiday Package Wrapping
- wrapping paper
- Do not open until Christmas gift tag printable
- Do not open until Christmas package label printable
- gift boxes if necessary
Both printables are easy to print from your home printer. Print the Do not open until Christmas gift tag printable on letter size cardstock then cut out each tag. Print the Do not open until Christmas package label printable on 4″x6″ photo paper.
If you have multiple gifts for each person, consider packaging them into gift boxes. We were gifting to four relatives – my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew – so we had four gift boxes to wrap. Little sister was most excited about her little cousin’s present because she picked out everything herself. They are just a month apart and like all of the same things making it super fun for holiday shopping.
Wrap gifts then use tape to secure Do not open until Christmas gift tags on each present. Write in the to and from message. Don’t worry about finding a box to carry all the gifts because The UPS Store store has all the supplies you need to send your holiday package.
With the Pack and Ship Guarantee, if an item is somehow lost or damaged the customer will be reimbursed the cost of packaging materials and service, as well as shipping costs. Why do it yourself when you can save time and have one less thing to worry about? Let the professionals at The UPS Store handle the logistics of packing and shipping your holiday gifts.
The UPS Store has extended holiday and weekend hours to accommodate customers’ busy
holiday schedules, giving customers more time to get their packages out the door. You still have time to get your holiday shipping complete with these deadlines:
- UPS 3 Day Select® by December 18
- UPS 2nd Day Air® by December 20
- UPS Next Day Air® by December 21
We’ll be using the Do Not Open Until Christmas holiday package wrapping printables for several more holiday packages and are thankful for extended hours at The UPS Store.
The The UPS Store has tips if you are packing your own gifts for shipping:
- Take batteries out of items before shipping.
- Use a sturdy new box with secure corners to provide additional protection. Do not use
old boxes or gift boxes to ship gifts, or string or wrapping paper on the outside of the
- Use at least two inches of packaging material on each side of your item.
- Make sure the sender’s and recipient’s addresses are visible both inside and outside of
- Use packing tape on all package seams. Do not use masking, cellophane or duct tape.
Do you have a long list of holiday gifts that need to be shipped this season too? For more festive fun with The UPS Store, check out their 5 Days of Giftmas on Facebook where there is a fun interactive guessing game. Customers have a chance to win some exciting prizes with one Facebook Live game each day Dec. 11-15 at 2 p.m. ET. There’s also a fun Guess the Gift game on Instagram where you can guess the gift after a series of clues every Monday and Wednesday through Christmas.
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