Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Ways of Giving: RECYCLE!

We had a great Christmas, and I know I didn't post all 12 ways of giving before Christmas, but guess what folks, this is MAH BLOG, and I do what I want!
So there. 
Friday my mom, dad, brother and I opened gifts as a little immediate family after a pretty stinkin' good dinner.  I announced my desire to recycle our wrapping paper, and watched everyone unwrap their gifts. 
Saturday we traveled to Nevada for a potluck and a few small gifts.  I didn't collect the wrapping paper... mostly because I just forgot. 
Sunday we opened gifts at my grandparents' in Ames and, even after setting the ground rules of no bags and no metallic wrappic paper, was asked 100 times if I was taking bags or metallic wrapping paper. 
Much to the annoyance of my family, I banned all wrapping paper ball fights and neatly folded our wrapping waste and threw it in my recycling bin outside my apartment
Click Here to find out what you can and can't recycle this holiday season!


  1. I'm unclear on something. In addition to regular wrapping paper, can I recycle my bags and metallic wrapping paper?

  2. Yes...ish. If you click on that site it will tell you everything you can and can't recycle. Cardboard, Gift boxes and Wrapping Paper can be recycled. Metallic, Glittery Wrapping Paper, Ribbons and Bows can't.
    They don't say anything about bags, but I save those and re-use them for years and years. Just throw them in with your other decorations.