All it takes for you to make some beautiful recycled gift tags of your own is:
- thin cardboard (from shirt packages, cereal boxes, etc....)
- paste or sticky glue dots
- old cards
- single hole punch
- snowflake or star craft punch and gems (optional)
Another thing we recycle is boxes. We reuse them to mail out my Christmas packages. We cover them in wrapping paper (especially those with removable lids) and use them for Christmas gift boxes. W use them for cat boxes. And, anything else we can think of. As a child, my mother would let my brother and I drag refrigerator boxes home to make forts in the back yard.
So, I thought it was quite appropriate to read and enjoy What To Do With A Box by Jane Yolan. The illustrations by Chris Sheban are adorable and quite boxy. The story is simple but enjoyable. And the combination of text and pictures will carry you back to your childhood or will remind you of your own children having fun. And if truth be told, we can all probably agree that kids don't really need expensive gifts when they have a box and an imagination!
|Jane and I at the Hudson children's Book Festival 2015|