Friday, December 16, 2016

Greener Gift Giving

Greener Gift Giving
“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things”
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music

When it comes to giving gifts, expensive wrapping paper and glittering trimmings aren’t always necessary. Sometimes eco-friendly options can be even more fun!

1. Newspaper, Magazines and Brown Paper
Don’t throw out old newspapers and magazines, they can make for some very interesting gift wrapping. Black and white print will give a vintage feel to the package. Brown paper too can look
attractive especially if tied with colorful twine.

2 .Fabric
Getting rid of that old shirt, or silk scarf? Use the fabric to wrap your gifts – it’s different, very personal and very eco-friendly!

3. Gift Cards

No need to purchase gift tags. If you saved greeting cards from the previous it’s super easy to cut the up for gift tags? They’re already festive, and they look just as good. You can even use them to brighten up the brown paper packaging!

4. Old ties and bows

Try saving string, yarn, ribbon and bows from your gifts for the next season! This will cut back on buying, and be more eco-friendly! Plus, if you start a chain of recycling with your family you’ll always have plenty of trimmings to choose from.

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