(Can’t you tell a knitter wrapped this?)
Growing up my mom always meticulously opened her gifts, using scissors to slice off the tape at the seams, gently folding it when she was done, and then she’d re-use that wrapping paper for years and years. My brother and I revolted by tearing into our presents and shredding every last bit of wrapping paper.
But now, I’m starting to see her point. There is SO MUCH waste, in the wrapping paper and packaging alone. So this year, we’re trying to use less and waste less. We made our own wrapping paper, packaged multiple presents together, and used what I like to call “low-impact” packaging.
Then we went to T’s p’s house and I ooooh’d and awwww’d over all their cute, new, shiny wrapping paper and tore into all my presents. It really is more fun that way. 🙂