It’s the busiest week of the year for those who celebrate Christmas in the form of giving gifts (and for those who work in retail, we’re sorry).
Once we’ve pushed past the long hours spent sifting through shops during the ‘buying stage’, we – eventually – transition into the ‘wrapping stage’.
Some hate it, some love it. But if you’re a Christmas connoisseur then you’re probably really interested in knowing the tricks to making Christmas wrapping easier, enjoyable and more sustainable.
One of the best ways to get rid of that pile of Christmas cards that have been sitting in a box for the last four years is to cut them up into present tags. Using the image side of the card, cut them up accordingly to suit the style of the image or words.
All you need is a pair of scissors and a hole puncher and viola! Technically, you could even claim it’s ‘handmade’.
Save the ribbons, bags and tags
This is for the ‘gift giving’ stage. Why throw out perfectly recyclable material? Salvage those pieces and reuse them for next year. Probably a bit too far saving ripped up wrapping paper, but if it’s not destroyed, then why not?
Stock up on Boxing Day
It’s time to start stocking up on your Christmas gear for the following year! Everything is marked down at least 50% or more, you would be crazy to pay full price for decorations and wrapping goods.
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