We handmade 80% of our gifts and will be doing that every year. It made it so much more special and nobody got anything they didn’t like and avoided waste of store bought products.
We use brown paper to wrap gifts, the kids decorate it with paintings and we wrap them in twine.
Any coloured paper and ribbons received from others I put in the kids arts and crafts box to be reused. I recycled the paper/cardboard items, put any soft plastics that can be recycled in REDcycle bins and small hard plastics in an empty bottle to put in the recycle bin when it’s full. We had hardly any rubbish in our general waste bin. It was a beautiful Christmas.
Published 10th April 2020