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I think I'll like this book! I have re-used old holiday cards as gift tags for years, and my family teases me about my re-using of gift wrap and gift bags. This book will help me move to a whole new level. :)


Sounds like an interesting read... the Scrabble letters and soap has me scratching my head because don't *I* need the Scrabble letters for my game?

My children love to make their own cards our of old christmas cards, birthday cards, etc.

I'd like to say that this is why I never wrap presents and rarely give cards... but the truth is that I am kinda lazy. But maybe lazy is the new chic ;-)


Chris --

I think the theory is you'd use Scrabble letters from a game where you're already missing too many pieces for it to be worth playing. Also, he does talk a lot about going to thrift stores and the like to get a lot of the items he uses -- maybe purchasing an old Scrabble game from there?

And if lazy is the new chic, trust me, I'm the chic-est person you know. :o)

Thanks for stopping by!



I think it's very impressive that the book itself is printed entirely on recycled paper. I took a course on children's literature earlier this summer and inquired about what printing a children's book on recycled paper would entail. Apparently it's fairly expensive and many publishers are reluctant to do so.


I stumbled across your blog while I was in the process of doing some online research. This book sounds absolutely wonderful. As someone who cares about the environment, I am very interested in doing what I can to not add to the problem.

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