But, if you must wrap....
Why not try brown kraft paper???
Come on--you can't tell me those presies don't look fabulous. Don't they have a rustic, old-fashioned kind of charm? Isn't there something pleasing about that clean, brown paper? Now, what if I tell you that brown kraft paper is mostly composed of recylcled paper already, and when you're finished having that un-wrap-a-thon on Christmas morning, or whatever holiday you choose to open lots of gifts, wouldn't it be nice to scoop up all that paper and put it IN YOUR RECYCLING BOX???
You know that most of that coloured wrapping paper we all love can't be recycled, don't you? Just consider something new, exciting and recyclable this holiday season. Now, some of you ladies who read my blog are very crafty and creative indeed, and you certainly have a way with a ribbon.
*I promise to not buy any coloured wrapping paper this year so I don't add to garbage mountain.
I'm going to my local paper/office supplier, and picking up a giant roll of brown kraft paper to wrap all my presents. Actually, I wrapped all my presents in brown paper last year--all except my own little family's. This year, however, (and pardon the cheesiness of this) I'll have a BROWN Christmas! Okay, terrible joke.
AND, if I don't wrap presents, I am going to use re-useable gift bags. So, think about the garbage mountain that is created every holiday season.
Here's a good article about trash