Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cute & Green: Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper

I was reminded yesterday Christmas is fewer than 10 weeks away. Can you believe it? It's not too early to think about holiday gifts and how to wrap them. While I haven't done any shopping yet, I decided that this year I want to wrap my presents in eco-friendly options. 

These three companies can help with that goal:

  • Wrappily, a Hawaii-based company, makes its reversible wrapping paper sheets from recycled newsprint. The whimsical designs are a refreshing change from the typical patterns you see in stores. The paper is compostable and printed with soy-based inks. Wrappily also says its patterns are created by independent designers, something I can get behind. I ordered some of the Tannenbaum print shown below, as well as the Festive Forest/Snowflake Confetti pattern.

Wrappily gift wrap
Credit: Wrappily
  • Green Field Paper Company sells gift wrap made with 100 percent recycled paper. Its designs are printed with soy-based inks. Plus, the wrapping paper is made in the U.S. I guess I am attracted to tree designs but I liked the pattern below. I can picture it with red ribbons and a bow.

Green Field Paper Company
Credit: Green Field Paper Company

Paper Source wrapping paper
Credit: Paper Source

Of course, you can always make your own wrapping paper reusing materials you have at home. I like the idea of putting the gift in a reusable shopping bag decorated with bows and ribbons. I like to reuse bags from previous holidays every year, too. In my family it's not a surprise if you recognize a bag from last year during our gift exchange. 
Have you started shopping for gifts? 

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