The holidays are a fun and very special time of year. However, most of us only look at it as a BIG expense. I am the type of shopper who cuts all the coupons, goes to 5 stores for the best price, and wakes up at the crack of dawn to get the Early Bird Specials!
Aside from the cost of the gifts, we also have to deal with the cost of wrapping and packaging them. So I sat down and decided to try the "vintage" way of wrapping. All of my grandparents tell me how they used to do all their wrapping with newspaper. So why not try it? Wrapping paper costs money and ends up in the trash about 4.5 seconds after the gift is opened.
I decided I was going to use the Comics to wrap my boyfriends gifts and the Sports Section to wrap my brothers. Overall, I think they came out great! I would actually prefer to use newspaper now instead of wrapping paper! Not only is it something I already get that is FREE to use for wrapping, but it is also a very GREEN way to do the holidays. So now instead of my paper going straight into the recyling bin, it gets used once more...then recycled!
It took no more time to wrap these gifts than normal and this is how they turned out!