Wednesday, December 13, 2006

View On Wrapping Christmas Gifts...

This is the time of year when we think back to the very first Christmas, when the Three Wise Men; Caspar, Balthasar and that other guy; went to see the baby Jesus and according to the Bible, "presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."

These are simple words, but if we analyze them carefully, we discover an important, yet often overlooked, theological fact...

There is no mention of wrapping paper!

If there had been wrapping paper Matthew would have also written:

"And lo, the gifts were inside six hundred square cubits of papyrus and the papyrus was festooned with festive pictures of angels blowing trumpets.

But these words do not appear in the Bible, which is undeniable evidence that the very first Christmas gifts were NOT wrapped.

This is because the people giving those gifts had two important characteristics

  1. They were wise.
  2. They were men.

Men are not big gift wrappers. We do not understand the point of putting paper around a gift just so somebody else can tear it off.

Perhaps it's because they don't make wrapping paper that can hold a man's interest long enough for him to complete this tedious task.

That is why today I am presenting: Wrapping Paper For Men!


Anonymous reverse_vampyr said...

That's hilarious! I am totally digging the first four wrapping paper styles! The last one...well, I'm more of a boob man myself.

13/12/06 20:54  
Anonymous Frank The Crank said...

When I do wrap a gift up I never take more than 15 seconds per gift. No one ever has to wonder which present is from me. They are usually the ones that look like enormous spitballs.

14/12/06 09:59  
Anonymous fidelio said...

It's the thought that counts, not the wrapping paper or the gift...right? LOL!

14/12/06 10:58  
Anonymous jumpmaster said...

Ha! Ha! You sure are ripping on Christmas this year Are you being a Scrooge? Ba-Humbug! That was funny though. Wise men, you got that right! Why waste time wrapping something up all pretty so that it can be ripped off and thrown away. Waste.

14/12/06 11:17  
Anonymous Dr. Rusty Shackleford said...

LOL! They were wise and they were men. That's what I call undeniable evidence! Thanks for the laugh!

14/12/06 14:13  
Anonymous julie said...

That last one is sooooo funny!

14/12/06 14:31  
Blogger iroxy said...

"And lo, the gifts were inside six hundred square cubits of papyrus and the papyrus was festooned with festive pictures of angels blowing trumpets."

^^That...was hilarious. Thank you :D

14/12/06 15:50  
Blogger Tracy said...

Hilarious.....somehow I still think men would find a way to get out of the wrapping process no matter how appealing the paper.

15/12/06 12:33  
Blogger Season said...

I really like the snowmen paper and the Santa checking out Mrs. Claus' booty!

We can wrap our "secret" presents with that!!!

15/12/06 13:08  
Anonymous jazz said...

That was sooooo funny! How do you come up with this stuff?

18/12/06 10:14  

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