Are you looking for something that would make a cute bulletin board, and a fun writing activity? Are you also looking for something that is useful? Teaching expository writing can get pretty dry from time to time, so I made this fun little Christmas design to liven things up a little. Students complete the writing process as they have been taught (there is a plan sheet included just in case it's needed), and then they publish on lined paper in the shape of a gift. Students can decorate a gift in their own unique way and hang the decorated paper over the essay. Then, the decorative cover will reveal their essay when lifted. It's a great way to celebrate the holidays while continuing to prep for STAAR writing.