Reusing your Christmas wrapping
So in just a few hours you will be unwrapping your Christmas gifts, or wrapping them, and we wanted to take this time to remind you that it's still important to have a Green Holiday and care for the environment, so here are a few tips of how to deal with your wrapping paper, before throwing it (or at the very least recycling it) away.
- Many people celebrate Christmas morning at home before heading out to parties held by friends and family. You may even already have been to a few work gatherings and a Christmas Eve event. This should give you plenty of materials to help you wrap the gifts that are going out later in the day or that week. You can also reuse the materials to cover hostess gifts for your New Years Eve party!
- Fold the wrapping paper into envelopes that can hold gift cards or money. Keep an eye out for generic colors, as these can be used for other holidays.
- Shred up the paper and use it to line gift baskets.
You can also place it into storage for next year, or use the paper to protect items that you need to ship, rather than using newspaper.
You can also make your own decorations out of paper or use it to create a custom thank-you card or gift card.