By Avis from Boulder, CO
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I've read plenty of historical novels and non-fiction. In centuries past, there was little to no actual wrapping paper. Gifts would be wrapped in a cloth, leather hide or perhaps butcher or brown packaging paper. (You know, the paper lunch sacks are made from).
We've been force-fed the consumerist party line for long enough. Isn't it time we thrifty folks stood up for non-consumerism?
In the past, I have done the same thing. If I didn't have boxes, I would wrap gifts just in tissue and wrapping paper. If I did have boxes, I would recycle them for the next gift. If I had to buy boxes, I would wait till the best clearance prices (like four in a package for either 10 cents or 25 cents).
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