I have been posting about my Christmas experiences on Twitter. (I tend to use my twitter account for things that I don't actually want people to follow, since I have very few followers.) I've talked a bit about gift wrapping here, but I'll add that I have been busy with window painting,
But I digress... I admit that I have fallen into the consumer trap that is Christmas time. I have bought things for crafts that I had every intention of having ready for stockings, yet will now not have time to finish. I have purchased things for friends and family that I'm sure they really don't need. I have grabbed green and red packaged candy while I'm waiting in line for the till. I have even stocked up on supplies for baking - something I rarely ever do.
But this year I did something that I have not done before. I asked all my family and friends to wrap their presents as green as possible - at the very least, any gifts for me. Reused gift bags, paper used as padding in packages, bows made from old magazines. This is how I have wrapped all my presents this year. And everyone I talked to agreed that it was a splendid idea!
I quite like the creativity required with unconventional mediums. I hope everyone else has followed through with the green gift wrap theme, too! (I made that tree skirt, too, by the way. ;) )