In a world up to its adhesive googly eyeballs in impressive blogs that teach us about crafting, cooking, decorating, travel and self-care, I’ve always prided myself on being different. On producing a blog with absolutely zero educational content. In this regard I’ve kept my standards high, hoping that readers might actually feel less intelligent upon finishing my posts.
But, sometimes I discover an idea so brilliant and simple, it would be an injustice not to write about it. So that’s what I’m doing today. Pardon the diversion and rest assured that tomorrow’s post will be totally void of any informative content whatsoever…(unless I discover another brilliant life hack. And, honestly, what are the chances of that happening two days in a row?)
This morning, as I headed out the door to Walmart to buy Christmas gift boxes, I had to step around our recycling bin that’s piled super high because it’s not due to be picked up until next week.
As I kicked a Dominoes pizza box out of the way, I thought, “that’s the perfect size for the photo collage I made for my mom.” (Act surprised, Mom.) “And the strawberry Pop Tarts box is an exact fit for the gloves we bought my nephew.”
Money saving idea light bulb comes on!
Why do we spend our hard-earned money on gift boxes and bags when our recycling bins are overflowing with colorful containers waiting to be reused?
What’s more intriguing on Christmas morning: unwrapping a new sweater from a boring, predictable white box? Or tearing open the wrapping paper to discover…Frosted Mini Wheats? Funny, you don’t remember putting cereal on your Christmas list. Curiously, you open the convenient, over-locking flaps to discover that…it’s a sweater! But you have to admit… they had you going there for a sec.
Create super fun family memories! But be sure that the gift receiver is a good sport or the grudge will last longer than the present.
So, have you ever given or opened a gift wrapped in a misleading box? Share your story so we can laugh…unless it ended in bloodshed.
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