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Christmas: Wrapping Paper



Save money on wrapping paper by using thrift friendly, reusable gift bags.  When you don't want to use a gift bag, you have some other frugal options.

Use the colorful comics from the Sunday paper to wrap children's presents, use butcher block paper that you decorate yourself and tie with raffia,  or use tissue paper.

Recycle used wrapping paper by flattening it out with a dry iron.

Buy wrapping paper when it goes on sale after Christmas.  Look for the solid colors of red, green, blue, silver and gold, or more generic prints.  You can use them year long to wrap presents on other occasions.

Another way to save a little money on Christmas wrapping paper is by recycling the cardboard tubes that hold the paper.  Wrap your tablecloths around them to store them with less wrinkles, or let the children play with them.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more tips to save money on Christmas wrapping paper.


- Buy at least some generic paper so you can use it for other occasions.
- Make fabric gift bags that can be reused.
- Check out thrift stores and garage sales for wrapping paper.
- Use wallpaper to wrap presents.








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