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.
- 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.
|Credit: Green Field Paper Company|
- Paper Source gift wrap is printed on Eco White base paper, which the company says is 100 percent recycled, 30 percent post-consumer waste paper, archival and acid-free. Plus, Paper Source has a hilarious holiday llama print that will draw some laughs. I immediately thought of the two llamas that run amok through the Phoenix area this year.
|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?