Do you throw away your old scraps of Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon? How about old Christmas cards?.....Well, this year I decided to go "Green" and use those small bits of leftover paper and ribbon. Even if they didn't necessarily coordinate and match with each other....they look quirky and fun. Those small pieces of paper are perfect for wrapping small gift books for teacher gifts, or jewlery boxes for someone special. Don't toss out the wired ribbon that was wrapped around that gift basket! Reuse it to tie onto your boxed candy gifts.
How about those beautiful old Christmas cards? I absolutely hate to throw them out, so I chose to cut around the beautiful pictures and wording to make a new tag for another gift. (Just be sure the person's name is not written on the back! ha) These cards are still special, and can bring happiness to someone else.
I used quite a bit of the stock that I had saved for years and avoided buying more wrapping paper and gift tags this year; and the result is a beautiful eclectic mix of wrapped gifts.
Do you have thrifty ideas for reducing, reusing and recycling this post-Christmas season?