Posts Tagged ‘wrapping it up’

Wrapping it up in style

December 23, 2011

Need some gift-wrap ideas fast?

These suggestions from Penny’s Day Book are perfect. And earth-friendly. And they probably do not require you to make a trip to the Big-Box drug store at 11pm in your slippers.

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Pretty paper & tags that don’t cost the earth.

December 21, 2011

091002wrapOkay, so you’re not like my husband who wraps gifts in the comics section of the paper.

You want pretty. You want “real” gift tags.

But they cost the earth. Sure, okay, you can get them at the dollar store. But how much Read the rest of this entry »

It’s a frame-up, just in time for the holidays

December 10, 2011

What better holiday gift than that of family?

And, yes, you can buy it at a 091002familyconsignment, resale or thrift shop!

Reframe a treasured family photo (you can scan the original into a digital file to print out or take it to a professional for this service) in a frame than suits the current generation.

When you are looking for Read the rest of this entry »

Gift-wrap ideas for the holidays

December 1, 2011

The best gift wrap is... another present!The best gift wrap of all, for the holiday season is.. none.

Now, that’s not Scrooge talking. The point is, many tons of wrapping paper are manufactured, then trashed every year after just a few days or hours of use. Think of the trees cut down, the chemical dyes flowing into streams, the transportation costs of all that paper, which is headed for the landfill before the Read the rest of this entry »

Are ‘tweens too cool to recycle? Not with this idea!

November 30, 2011

What’s that you say? Your ‘tweens are a bit too old to make that gift wrap so beloved of grandparents, the “hand prints on paper bags” idea? They wouldn’t be caught dead doing things with tempera paint and grocery sacks? Well here’s something I (almost) guarantee a bunch of ‘tweens will enjoy: Read the rest of this entry »

Every tradition starts sometime.

November 14, 2011

The nicest thing about the holiday season isn’t the parties and the gifts or even the chance to finally dress up.xmasvintage gift cert

The real joy is in traditions. Traditions link us to personal and family history. Traditions make us look forward to a season of looking back. The best thing about traditions is that they don’t cost a lot and that anyone…yes, you, in the year 2011…. can start, uphold, or re-fresh them.

Here’s a few traditional holiday Read the rest of this entry »