A small holiday confession: I hate wrapping gifts. The process of picking colors that aren't 'too girly' or 'too babyish', the excessive cutting, and running out of
invisible tape goes to waste as soon as my children come down to the Christmas tree and rip the wrapping paper to shreds. It's a lot of work to throw all that wrapping paper away! So this year, I decided to do something different for Christmas presents.
If you're like my mother, you're up at 3am the night before Christmas wrapping gifts. But just because you wrap at the last minute - hey, we women do a lot! - it doesn't mean your gifts can't look their best....more
Have you seen Amy Gate's No Plastic Holiday Challenge? It warms my heart when other bloggers get on the no-plastic bandwagon.
A suggestion I would emphasize is to be aware of packaging and shipping materials! It's great to choose handmade and eco-friendly gifts, but often even these come packaged in plastic. And plastic packaging is just the kind of disposable material that is making its way to the North Pacific Gyre.
(Isn't it ironic that a material that lasts forever in the environment is so often made into single-use disposable products?)
So what can we do about it?