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Making Christmas green…

I am feeling inspired by Santa’s supermarket recycling trip, so I have been thinking of ways we can all be a bit greener this Christmas… Have you made any changes to your Christmas so this year is more environmentally friendly? Have some of your relatives...

Dealing with left over Christmas wrapping

I went for a walk yesterday and was surprised to see a roll of Christmas wrapping paper sticking out of a bin. Obviously, being towards the end of February, I was surprised to see something Christmassy in the bin – I would have thought left over Christmas...

Kids’ artwork = wrapping paper

Kids often make a lot of art pieces – often a lot in one art session! I’ve often heard of people using some of the larger art piecesĀ as wrapping paper. What do you think – is that a good idea? Artistic wrapping paper is good I like this idea because:...

Christmas mess…

I just came across this thought in a magazine (Your Child in Banyule & Nillumbik to be precise) and loved it: one of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the lounge room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly. I love that...

Wrapping paper reuse

Who else collects and reuses wrapping paper? Just at Christmas or year round? We always fold up the decent bits of paper (those the kids have ripped to shreds go in the recycling bin!) and keep them for future use. Some relatives look down at us for it, thinking...