• YOUR GU IDE TO RECYCL ING TH IS HOL IDAY SEASON •
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The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Plan this season to reduce your holiday “waste’ line
as you shop, entertain and clean up this season.
• HOL IDAY RECYCL ING : THE G IFT THAT KEEPS ON G IV ING •
• Avoid over-packaged gifts.
• Buy durable gifts with long-term warranties and avoid disposables.
• Purchase re-chargeable batteries for children’s toys.
• Season tickets to theatre, sport teams and the symphony are thoughtful
gifts that give joy beyond the season and into the New Year.
• Memberships to museums, zoo or nonprofit organizations are perfect
for families and no packaging required!
• Seniors and busy people appreciate a gift from the heart and kitchen.
Give a coupon good for a loaf of homemade bread, soup or a dozen
• Reusable lunch bags encourage healthier eating for the New Year.
Fill with non-perishable healthy snack items to get your recipient
• Think about refillable pens. Fountain pens are a must have for the
serious writer or journal keeper.
• A family recipe book, printed on recycled paper, is a treasure.
Wrap in an heirloom apron!
• Put together a collage of pictures commemorating a special event,
• A beloved old toy, tricycle, rocking chair, etc. repaired and handed
down to the next generation is priceless.
• Gift certificates from favorite stores (home improvement, garden,
movie rentals, restaurants, etc.) assure your recipient purchases what
they want or need.
• Home-made gift certificates for baby-sitting, sewing, housecleaning or
pulling weeds are a great idea!
• If you haven’t already, trim your gift-list by drawing names to reduce
the gift-wrap and boxes needed.
• Make your cards from used wrapping paper, old cards and other items found around the h