DECK THEIR HALLS
Give your crew something to beam about. Pick up a few rolls of the snazziest wrapping paper you can find. Snag an early ride to school and wrap all of your buds’ lockers. Tape on oversized gift tags and add some shiny ribbon for flair. Happy hall-idays!
DING-DONG-DITCH HOLIDAY DECOR
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