Have a Green Christmas

One of the reason’s I shop at Trader Joe’s is paying fair prices for quality food products and I have another. Inexpensive wrapping paper!


As most supermarket chains don’t carry paper bags anymore I found reason to utilize these paper bags to wrap gifts this Holiday Season. My personal experience as a kid growing up in the 70’s can also attest for the excellent protection they offer to cover school books and you can’t beat the price. If you don’t shop at Trader Joe’s see if your local supermarket still uses paper bags and have a Green Christmas.

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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29 Responses to Have a Green Christmas

  1. suzewannabe says:

    What a great idea! We use the same paper gift bags and just switch out the tags each year šŸ™‚

  2. How cool is that, I wish we used paper bags here in Norway, it would make for cool wrapping paper. Unfortunately is plastic all the way when you shop over here šŸ˜³ Unless you bring your reusable shopping bag that is šŸ˜‰

  3. gitfitsite says:

    Love this, recycle, repurpose, reuse! In poorer times I have used plain brown grocery bags and rubber stamped Christmas trees to create my own “wrapping’ paper. Now we mostly use gift bags that we reuse, including the tags. Just collect them up every year after the gift opening.

  4. Bear says:

    Three buck chucks!

  5. Gail says:

    Oh, I remember those book covers as well. Over the years, I perfected the art of cutting and folding paper bags to match the size of the books. Do schools still require that books be covered? Do they even use books anymore, or is it all digital now?

  6. Love, love, love! Good one.

  7. Don’t forget your cereal boxes as well – hope you don’t mind if I share a link Billy – it’s relevant to your post: https://devisecreateconcoct.com/2016/11/21/frugal-holiday-gift-wrap-upcycled-cereal-boxes/

  8. A Plus Attitude says:

    We used to use paper bags to cover our school books too.

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  11. New Journey says:

    One year I took all the old fabric I had been hoarding for years and wrapped all the presents with cloth and used a needle and thread to close them up…it was a really fun Christmas, also made strips for ribbons….took scissors to open them but hey, they still talk about it…LOL love using paper bags to wrap in…keeping it simple is wonderful…love the idea of turning the boxes inside out….future wrap ideas….love the pinecones…..hope your holidays were full of love and joy….kat

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