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A Greener Christmas: Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping

December 11, 2018

Now that Christmas is getting closer, we have (nearly) all our gifts sorted out (thanks to my husband who’s much more on it than me). It’s time for the fun part – wrapping! 

I’ve discovered there’s definitely two different types of people when it comes to gift wrapping: you either love it or hate it. There’s those people that wow everyone with their beautifully packaged gifts. They spend time thinking about the different colour schemes, they know how to tie a beautiful bow and add lovely handmade touches. Now there’s the opposite group who would rather have someone else wrap their gift any given day. I guess that’s why there’s always a line at the gift wrapping stations in the shops!

While I’m sort of leaning towards the first group – I’m definitely not a pro, but I love some simple gift wrapping – I realised something about all this wrapping we do: it’s VERY unsustainable. If you think about the amounts of printed paper & plastic ribbons that just get thrown out, it’s no small thing. 

The good news is that you don’t need to give up your pretty gift wrapping to care a little more about our environment. I’m going to share two different ways to gift wrap in a more eco friendly way!

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