Do you ever feel guilty buying gift wrap and gift cards knowing that you're contributing to the waste of natural resources and adding to the landfill? I know I do. But I do LOVE a well-wrapped gift! Wrapping with the Sunday comics is OK for the kids but when I'm giving a nice gift to someone, I want the package to look great too and I'm not likely to skimp.
Recycled paper gift cards are not hard to come by but I had not come across recycled gift wrap until recently. Then I discovered Fish Lips paper designs which is the perfect blend of sustainability and gift wrapping style! Kimi of Fish Lips creates gorgeous, modern designs and prints them on thick, high quality paper made from 100% post-consumer recycled content.
Using recycled paper is important because it:
- helps preserve our forests
- conserves energy
- generates less pollution and toxic bi-products
- reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- helps our over-crowded landfills
Wanna really dive in and learn more about the nitty gritty of recycled paper production? Check out this easy to read Q&A on the Environmental Benefits of Recycled Paper by Environmental Defense - it will fill you in on all the details.
For a chance to win your choice of 5 sheets of beautiful, recycled gift wrap from Fish Lips just leave a comment on this post! I will randomly pick a winner from all the comments. You have until midnight CST on Sunday, July 1st to make a comment. (One entry per person please and you must have a US shipping address.) On Monday, July 2nd I will randomly pick a winner! If you win, I will email you to get your product choices and shipping info!