Monday, November 14, 2011

10 Ways to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, that Americans throw away an additional 1 million tons of waste per week?  Our mission at Gift ‘n Grow is easy…waste less and recyle more, so we put our heads together and thought of some new and imaginative  ways to reduce waste this Holiday Season by using our philosophy and our 100% recycled packaging products…

 10 Ways to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

10. Cut up last year’s holiday cards and use them as a gift tag…or log your Gift ‘n Grow bag online and leave a message for your recipient as your gift tag!

9. Use dry popcorn for packing when mailing your Gift ‘n Grow boxes and bags with a note instructing the recipient to use the popcorn to feed the birds this winter!

8. Use hair bows, silk scarves or shoelaces instead of disposable ribbon to wrap your Gift ‘n Grow boxes!

7. Design a “Decorate Your Own” Gift ‘n Grow bag with old holiday photos, wrapping paper scraps or used holiday cards for a keepsake that will be cherished for years!

6. Make a donation to a forestry organization (like we do) or another charitable organization in someone’s name, rather than giving a disposable product.

5. Wrap your gifts in the Holiday Adorned Gift ‘n Grow bags…. new for this year!

4. When giving wine as a hostess gift this holiday season, why not wrap it in one of our Gift ‘n Grow wine bags and encourage the recipient to log on and pass it on…

3. Use our 100% recycled tissue paper in all your holiday gifts and use it over and over…

2. Wrap up your bake goods in a holiday dish towel and place them in a Gift ‘n Grow box …what a lovely way to say “Happy Holiday”!

1. Use Gift ‘n Grow Bags & Boxes under the tree and bring them out every year. What a fun surprise to see which one you’ll get the next year! Start your Gift ‘n Grow tradition today!!

Happy Holiday’s from our home to yours from Gift ‘n Grow!  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Creating Memories with a Gift 'n Grow Gift Box

Every year around this time I always find myself feeling nostalgic. With Christmas drawing near, I find myself thinking back on my childhood memories. Let's be honest, it is right around the corner. Halloween hasn't even passed yet, but Christmas is already being displayed in the stores. And with the cool weather coming in, I can't help but anticipate the lights, hot cocoa, and fires.

I am a firm believer of traditions and passing them along. There is a memory from my family that I hold dear to my heart and I have decided for Gift 'n Grow to pass it along to customers.

Every Christmas, and birthday, my mother would take sturdy boxes and wrap the lids and bottoms in beautiful wrapping paper. She did this with the intention of the boxes being reused and passed on. It was something my seven siblings, cousins, and I looked forward to; which box were we getting this year?!   My mother was always coming up with ways to recycle or reuse items.  These boxes became a hit with our family and I kept thinking to myself, "Why not share the idea with other families?"  This time with a modern day twist.  Each box can be logged in to the website and tracked as it is passed, creating memories as they are shared from one celebration to the next. My hope is that people will understand the amount of paper wasted each holiday and use these boxes instead. 

My mother had an eye for recycling, something that has followed me into motherhood. The memories that were passed on with these boxes were priceless and I know my mother would be proud to have her mark in the world. I hope that these boxes from Gift 'n Grow can help create lasting memories with you and your family, as they did for mine.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Track and Decorate Your Own Eco-friendly Gift Bag

At Gift n’ Grow we are constantly striving to think of new and creative products to pass on to our environmentally conscious customers, and that’s when it dawned on us…why don’t we provide you with one of our 100% recycled gift bags (a blank slate, if you will) and let you create your own unique design to pass on to friends and family. This is the very thought behind our new product “Decorate Your Own Gift Bag”. This product will still contain the I.D. tag with the tracking code so you can follow the bag’s journey, but you get to use your creativity to make it your own. You can stamp it, paint it, color it, sketch it…use your imagination to design a special work of art!

This is a great idea for children’s parties; they can create their own goodie bag! What a fun and creative way to teach children about the environment and the importance of recycling…and, as always, each bag purchased helps toward planting a tree!