When we’re busy being creative gift wrappers during the holiday season and we want to make our gift to someone look extravagant and special, we’re often creating a lot of waste.
Can you recall the large bags full of holiday packaging? Imagine multiplying your families’ waste by the number of families in your city. The good news is that the waste is unnecessary and there are plenty of other fun options.
You can be creative and artistic by reusing rather than supporting single use packaging. Here are some suggestions:
Reuse what you receive
You may not feel comfortable asking everyone in a gift exchange to use reusable materials. In this case, gather materials and reuse them next year.
Reuse ribbons and tissue paper.
Fold wrapping paper that is still intact and use it next year.
Gather gift bags and reuse.
Reuse what you own
Wrap gifts in magazine pages that you don’t plan to reread. Magazines like National Geographic make very appealing gift wrap. Keep a lookout at garage sales for old issues of National Geographic.
Take charge, use reusable bags indefinitely
Wrap presents in pillow cases, blankets, and towels. They serve the same purpose of hiding the gift while also eliminating disposable packaging.
Sew bags out of fabric and use them every Christmas!
Goodbye to the disposable packaging holiday season.