bellesouthblogs_custom_headerFacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+Stumble uponFoursquareInstagramYoutubeRSS. ≡ Menu

Everyone loved my Green Christmas!

Well, the presents have been exchanged and Santa has ridden off in his sleigh to go and make toys for yet another year. This year I decided to encourage my friends and family to reduce, reuse and recycle this year by presenting all of their gifts in reusable mesh bags.

I told you about this a few posts ago. I purchased these lovely green bags at my local grocery store and at Walgreens for 99 cents each.

Both times, the cashier would look at me funny for just buying a bunch of bags with no groceries inside. When I explained to them that I was using them as gift bags, they both said it was a great idea.

This is what I like about the reusable bags:

• They are MUCH, much cheaper than the paper gift bags you buy at the store.

• They can hold a LOT more, and are really, really sturdy.

• The gift recipient can use the bag again. Hopefully for grocery shopping, but also as a gift bag to someone else.

It’s like you’re packaging their gift with another gift!

In continuing my aim to have less waste this year, I used my gift tags by removing the front flap of a couple of holiday greeting cards I got this year. I cut them each down to tag size, folded them in half and used my scissors to cut about a cenimeter-wide hole straight into the fold.

I looped a piece of yarn leftover from all my crocheting, inserted it into the hole and tied it around the handle. Ta-DA! No extra money spent on gift tags.

My friends and family LOVED ’em. My sister in law even said, “The more of these bags I get, the better.”

I’m definitely going to keep up with this idea for future gift-giving.

I hope everyone got a great holiday loot!

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Next post:

Previous post:

Kyplex Cloud Security Seal - Click for Verification
WP Like Button Plugin by Free WordPress Templates