Having fun so far, though!
The scarves are a fun idea!
They are turning out really pretty! I had most of the material all ready but I did buy a few yards of some satin.
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and any paper we use i will decorate in a way that i can still compost the paper after so at least it won't take up space in a landfill
1) people are back in the mall supporting the economy
2) paper and boxes get recycled
3) people get to see a hockey game..
I thought it was pretty neat.
Anyone see anything like that around your neighborhoods?
I was in a MALL yesterday (rarely go to places like that esp THIS time of year), but there was a big sign by the escalators that said, if you turn in your boxes and wrapping paper at the mall (for recycling) between like Dec 26- Jan 7 or something, that you get free tickets to a Hockey game.
for everyone else i just give them the jars of trail mix unwrapped, no one has complained so far
for dh bday i reused our birthday bag with a playsilk on top, always a winner!
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We're hoping that the family members who aren't using their own shopping bags might start using them - or at least use the one we give them, from time to time.
If we have more gifts than shopping bags...we usually just use gift bags other people have given us, and sometimes use the comic pages from the newspaper.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa
We are using our current supply of gift wrap and have not purchased anymore. We reuse gift bags and decorative gift boxes as much as possible, so I am not sure when our rolls will run out. I plan to slowly add to our reusable stash as I phase out the paper altogether.
I have saved the funnies for the last two months from my office so I'll probably use those.
I have used fabric to wrap presents for my own kids but presents to people outside our household are usually wrapped in paper.
Last year I made these newspaper baskets, and filled them with home baking for the great grandparents. They all loved them.
Several of DHs presents got wrapped in socks, it started as a bit of a joke as I usually buy everyone some fun socks and I thought I could use them as a bow. In the end I stuffed them with all the little bits and bobs. I think I may use this trick again, it seems like it would be good for the little things in the kids stockings.