On our Facebook page for our farm, there was a WONDERFUL suggestion for making Christmas presents with the family - MAKE THE WRAPPING PAPER or GIFT BAGS! The poster suggested making custom gift bags for each member that could be re-used again. I LOVE this idea! We have saved blank newsprint sheets in the past, and my children love to decorate with crayon, marker, glitter, stickers, basically anything in the art box! Some newspaper offices will let you purchase the 'end rolls' of newsprint, which has enough paper to left on to wrap everything for Christmas! I use to purchase them for a few bucks each and use them as table covers in my Sunday School class. The kids could color all over, and no mess on the table! They are very handy!
Thanks for the great idea! I will have to add custom gift bags to my list!