1000 Flowers for the Planet - #294 Use Gift Bags Properly
Gift bags were supposed to be a revolutionary invention. Their intention was that they should be reused, and often they are. But they were also meant to replace wrapping paper, which is usually a single use product, unless you’re the type who carefully unwraps a present to save the paper and use it again. Even then, the life span of a piece of wrapping paper is limited, and gift bags were supposed to be the answer to that. However, many people still wrap their gifts before putting them into the gift bag. This is not the proper way to use the gift bag. Here are the instructions: pick up your gift, pop it into a gift bag, present it to the recipient. There’s no need for fancy tissue paper fluffed up over the top or any other form of wrapping paper or concealment. The bag hides the gift. Then the bag may be reused over and over, reducing landfill, reducing the use of valuable resources and saving money.