Due to overwhelming response, I’m going to leave this blog up over the weekend – get your orders in for Xmas, folks!
Okay, I know it seems like Family Appreciation Week here on the blog, but my sister has just started something that I think is truly fantastic, and I’m immensely proud of her. Together with Jon, they have created a new company called EverPresent that sells BEAUTIFUL, REUSABLE WRAPPING BAGS FOR EVERY KIND OF PRESENT. She’s been doing them for our humongous extended family for years, and decided to go national.
Wrapping paper has always made me kind of sick; even when I was a little kid, I’d look at the living room after Christmas and feel a twinge of disgust when we threw away 400 pounds of paper. When I was a teenager, I started doing what Kent did and wrapped everything in newspaper, but it turned your hands black and looked like shit.
Now we’ve got Michelle’s bags, many of which have been in rotation for five years. They still look awesome and… I don’t use the following word very much… “festive”. They come in five sizes, and one of the benefits is this: nosy little brat kids (like me at 6) will find it harder to suss out what’s inside.
Environmentally, it’s a no-brainer for obvious reasons. For those of us who wrap poorly, it’s also a no-brainer. There are ten different fabrics, so there’s no creepy uniformity under the tree. And this is only the beginning – she’s getting designs for all the different holidays, and birthdays as well.
So don’t go buy more rolls of felled trees destined only to be ripped and discarded! Support the home team! WOO-HOO!!!