My Green Christmas

So what did you do to be “green” this Christmas?

I saved brown paper and all kinds of boxes from my work. I then flattened out the paper and and stamped it with lovely Christmas Stamps and added lots of curling ribbon.
The boxes were great! I did not have to buy any boxes and these were then recycled at my home. (otherwise these boxes would have gone into the dumpster and then landfill)

My cards will be saved for next year’s tags, I used card tags this year as well.

We tried to save the wrapping paper and tissue paper. I not sure I can reuse the paper for gifts – a little too wrinkly. ( is that a word?)

I did find a great way to reuse the paper though! We had so much fun making a pinata for Hunter’s birthday, we decided to make a pinata for Savannah’s birthday party and instead of using newspaper, we are using the used wrapping paper. (I’m not sure wrapping paper can be recycled through the county, so I thought this was a great idea!)

The tissue paper and ribbons from Christmas will also be used for decorating the pinata and wrapping the party favors.

Look for a post about making a pinata.

So – What did you do?


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Little Foot says:

    Love your blog, can’t wait to read more! I am following now. Hope you stop by to follow back:)

    Big Foot Tribe

  2. I love your gift wrap.
    I must say we weren't very green this year.
    Maybe we can do better next Christmas.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Hippie4ever says:

    Pinatas are super fun. I made Miss Piggy in school, they're real easy, you just need patience…they seem to take forever to dry. A quick web search had this as a top hit:
    We sent most gifts out without ever touching them (Amazon) we live far from family and friends. The few gifts we did wrap, we used leftover wrapping from last year, and one large gift I wrapped with brown paper that had been used to stuff a purchase I made earlier in the year.

  4. I have just started using gift bags as much as possible. They save time, they are reusable and inexpensive tissue paper can be found.

    ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

  5. A (Daily) Woman says:

    These are such great ideas, I wish I had done this too. Not only is it green but it is alot cheaper. I hate giving money for wrapping paper and tags then they are thrown away. I will be thinking of things to do next year to recycle.

  6. Ashley's Allowance says:

    Dropping by to let you know you have a new follower! πŸ™‚ Found your blog over at Relax & Surf Sunday over at The Life of Rylie Blog!

  7. Sandie lee says:

    You have a great blog (I'm already a follower =)

    Wonderful ideas, I try to recycle and reuse as well.

    Please stop by A Cup of Romance at;

    Happy New Year!

    Sandie lee

  8. Great ideas!
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at

  9. Sarah @ says:

    Following from Say Hi Sunday:) Love your blog and I hope to see you around ThreeBoys sometime soon.
    Happy New Year:)

    ps. I love the card idea!

  10. Great idea for gift wrap! I'll have to remember that for next year.
    Following from Relax and Surf Sunday!

  11. Lady Estrogen says:

    Hi there! Following you from Say Hi Sunday πŸ˜‰

  12. green remodeling says:

    Who would even thought you could still be eco-friendly in the holiday celebrations.