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Holiday Gift Guide SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012

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Then drill small holes on the ends of the dowels. Use cabinet door handles or drawer pulls on the end that are wider than the holes made in the wooden frame.This way the drawer pulls can be unscrewed at the top to remove the dowels and refill with a fresh roll of paper.Then the knobs can be screwed back on to prevent the dowels from falling through the wooden frame.

Those who are a bit more handy may want to paint and at- tach a piece of plywood to the door on hinges that can be fold- ed up and locked into place with a hook when not needed, but then put down to serve as a shelf on which the wrapping can be done. Be sure to have a shallow ledge that protrudes some- what under the shelf to offer support when the shelf is in the open position. A separate dowel can be used to keep rolls of ribbon neat and within reach. A scissor hung on a hook or attached to a string will ensure that you’re never hunting for a scissor under rolls of wrapping paper. It also keeps the scissor safely out of reach of young children.

If desired, a tape dispenser can be mounted on the wall or door as well, enabling one-handed measuring and cutting of the tape.

Get creative with your homemade wrapping station and then enjoy how efficiently you can wrap gifts.

— Metro Creative

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hether your loved ones are across the city or the world, Canada Post is ready to deliver the holi- day season on time and at an affordable cost. With its network of almost 6,500 secure loca- tions and over 65,000 employees, we will be

tackling the busiest season of the year, processing almost one billion pieces of mail by the time Christmas rolls in. That’s a lot of season’s greetings!

As Canadians prepare to ship their gifts this season, we want to help ensure these important shipments arrive on time and in- tact.So we’re providing a list of holiday mailing tips: Pack right. We don’t mean to sound like Scrooges! But good packing pre-

vents delays and damage.So… • Use the right size box and centre your item. • Wrap fragile items. Newspaper, bubble wrap or foam will pro- tect them on their journey. • Wrap your parcel in plain paper. • Don’t use string or twine - it can get caught in the processing machines. • Make sure the address is written clearly and on the largest side of your parcel. • Mark your calendar. • To get your shipments to their destination before the big day,

keep these deadlines in mind: In Canada: for cards, send locally by Dec. 17, within province

by Dec. 18, out of province by Dec. 19; send parcels by Dec. 10. Mailing to the United States: send letters and cards by Dec. 14; parcels by Dec. 10. International shipping: deadlines vary depending on the region. In general, allow three weeks for cards — longer for some areas. Allow four weeks for parcels. If you miss a deadline don’t panic! Our premium services offer

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