Monday, December 8, 2008

Wrap it Up

CNN's homepage this morning is no surprise: 67 percent of their poll respondents are cutting back on holiday spending this year. This Mama is certainly pinching pennies this Christmas.

But scroll down CNN's homepage a bit and you'll find a great list of resourceful gift wrap tips from the very clever Real Simple. With great ideas like using newspaper, fabric remnants and even dishtowels as gift wrap, this list could save you some real cash. It's also a great way to green up your giving.

Another favorite gift wrap money saver around my house: I use my little one's penchant for painting to pretty up my presents. Her ubiquitous drawings and paintings make lovely--and heartwarming--gift wrap, no matter the recipient.

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