Whew!! I'm happy to say that my holiday headache is gone. All my shopping is done and I've got just a few more gifts to wrap. Cookies have been baked (from non-organic ingredients - but hey - they're homemade!!) and a gingerbread house has been assembled (from a kit, but better than nothing!) My biggest concern right now is the big winter storm heading toward the Midwest. We're traveling to Madison tomorrow and I hope to get on the road before the snow begins to fly!
If you are still in gift-wrapping mode, here are a few earth-friendly wrapping tricks that I used this year:
Gift tags made from old cereal boxes and stamped with Christmas stamps. Not very fancy, but they work for me!
A gift wrapped in a dishtowel and a shoestring. Who couldn't use a new dishtowel?
Instead of the comics, I wrapped this gift in toy advertisements. There's certainly no shortage of those around these days!!
And some absolutely beautiful wrapping paper made with recycled content from Paper Source. As hard as I try to live the green life, I'm still a sucker for pretty wrapping paper and cards. Thank goodness there are good recycled options!
I'm thinking this will be the last post I write before Christmas...so I wish you a very merry one if that's the holiday you celebrate. And if you don't, then a relaxing and enjoyable few days off of work at the very least!
See you in the New Year!