In memory of my parents, who lived during the Great Depression, they shared many cost saving methods every day of my life that I still find useful today.
On Christmas day, I would watch as my parents carefully unwrapped their presents by finding where the tape was holding the paper on the package. Painstakingly remove the tape before taking the paper off the package and open the box to discover their present from me, my sister, relatives or friends. After all the gifts were opened, they would hand press and smooth the wrapping paper out to store in a gift box for next year.
The following year, we would have to use the paper by finding a piece of wrapping paper big enough to cover the present we would be wrapping. If the paper was torn, we would have to cut it to even out to fit the current present. We should cut off the tape marks to make the paper look as fresh as possible. How many of you readers go to such lengths to save money on wrapping paper? We would also save the bows and in fact I still to this day save bows. Look in the photo and tell me which is the oldest bow?
Tomorrow, I will share what I do with my wrapping paper.
PS Don't forget, Wednesday the 27th, I will share my Black Friday coupon code.