Saturday, December 22, 2007

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Usually I wrap all my gifts with coordinating paper, ribbon and tag. It brings me joy to bring in a bundle of beautifully packaged surprised to enhance the cheep crap thoughtful gift to my recipient. Last year I found this great black toile paper and used a red plaid thin ribbon with a sprig of winter berries for garnish. Really adorable. This year I did something different. I have been affected by the "Go Green" campaign that has infiltrated our media. And personally as a Christian, I feel a real calling to take care of this little blue planet God has given us. I have some limits to my commitment to this clean up our world movement. I mean I still have my heat at a comfortable level, I don't reuse my zip lock bags, and I refuse not to flush my toilet when needed but I do want to make some changes. So this year I wrapped the presents in reusable grocery bags from Pier One. To make them festive I tied a simple bow with a candy cane and recycled this years Christmas cards to make gift tags. When I ran out of grocery bags, I wondered down to the basement and used up some of my years past wrapping paper. It felt good to get rid of a few rolls of dusty paper.
Happy Christmas to ya'll. Maybe next time you'll see me I'll be sporting some Birkenstocks and have hairy pits. One can only hope.

14 comments:

LizzyG said...

This is such a great idea! And I love the idea of using recycled Christmas cards for gift tags, I would have never thought of that!

Angela said...

Very clever!

Rachel said...

What a good girl you're being this year! Very cute and very creative!

Alida said...

Just as long as you don't wear white sport socks with your Birkenstocks, we're good!

Good for you...and everyone else.

Thank you.

momaof4 said...

creative!
I have not gotten to that point yet. But I do love the look and the thought! They are really getting 2 great gifts, right?

Meghan said...

What a great idea and they look so cute!

Tiffany said...

Oh my! Hairy pits? What does Matt say about this new green adventure?

Great idea about the grocery bags though!

Joshua & Valerie said...

Which one is for me? ;)

GREAT ideas!

Mrs. Ranch said...

I love this idea, for more reasons than the going green...because that is a great cause indeed.

I HATE wrapping gifts. My gift wrapping ability is so lame, and I love that you did super cute bags.

Thanks for the creative idea for me for future Christmases!

Michelle said...

You have a great sense of humor (hairy pits... not going green.) Merry Christmas!

Stefanie said...

Love the new look! I agree with you...

Kim said...

I beg of you to not put pics up of those hairy arm pits!! HA!

Lindsay said...

once again... you've done it... another great effort to make our world a better place to be!!

Hoping your holiday was merry & bright & filled with wonderful things!!

priscilla tilgner said...

I'M HONORED THAT YOU USED MY CARD AS A GIFT TAG! SO CREATIVE OF YOU!