In an effort to encourage everyone to have a really GREEN Holiday season, here’s our second installment of eco-friendly holiday ideas. When the shopping is done and the wrapping starts, consider abandoning traditional wrapping paper for more environmentally-minded ideas. Save the Sunday comics section and wrap your presents with the colorful paper. Or cut up the brown bags you get from the grocery store and once the presents are wrapped, ask the kids to draw holiday-themed pictures on them. If you have a large present, don’t waste a lot of paper to cover it up, use one of your holiday tablecloths to wrap it! And if you feel you just have to buy paper, consider buying recycled wrapping paper.No matter what you use, when the presents are opened, collect all the paper and fold it up, put it in a brown grocery bag with your newspapers and put it at the curb on recycle pick up day. Who knows, you might even be using the same paper next year!
In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood
Rethink Your Wrapping Paper