Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wrap It Up!
I mean Green Christmas along the lines of doing whatever we can to make sure our celebration causes as little damage as is possible to the environment.
We are flying a daughter home for winter break from attending law school halfway across the country. Our family is already responsible for at least one polar bear treading water on that count alone. I figure it behooves us to do everything else we can to assure that the rest of our holiday fun is as green as green can be.
Let's start with gift wrapping.A couple of days ago I half-facetiously wrote about using plastic ziplock bags as gift wrap. In our family we moved from gift wrap to using mostly gift bags years ago. Still the bags are paper. Using cloth makes so much more sense than paper. Following that thought to its logical extension, I share with you this video that takes the gift wrapping cake. (Ha! You didn't think I could connect this to food, did you!)
In the spirit of Classy Cross Cultural green wrapping, tada! Check out this tutorial on the Japanese art of Furoshiki Gift Wrapping. Now if I can just find a video on how one person can fold up a fitted sheet and have that come out flat, I am set!