I'm just about to embark upon this year's gift-wrapping extravaganza and thought I'd share some previous colour schemes from Christmases past in case you needed some wrapping inspiration or just simply to get you in the festive spirit.
As you can see, Christmas is a time to spoil the ones you love rotten.
Looking at all these presents, it also reminds me how lucky I am and makes me feel even more determined to be running my second marathon for others not as fortunate as myself, to raise money for AIDS Project L.A.
I've not been able to find photos for every Christmas, but the advent of digital cameras and larger computer memory has certainly made the storage of pictures much easier in recent years.
All these wrapped presents do bring back wonderful memories though and there's nothing quite like seeing a pile of gifts on Christmas morning to take you back to your childhood.
There've been very few years that my partner Charlie and I have had similar gift-wrap schemes. In fact it's half the fun discovering what gift-wrapping paper, bows and ribbons we've both chosen for each other each year.
Now that I'm feeling more festive, I wonder what 2011 has in store. Lots of glitter, tinsel and sparkle hopefully...