Friends, as you and your family are opening your gifts, here is a money saving tip. Recycle bows and ribbon for next year. After 20 years of doing this, my family knows that there is a trash bag for the wrapping paper and a bag to put the bows in to keep. We have it down to a science in my house. As each person opens the gift, they take the bow off and hand it to me. I rarely have to purchase a bag of bows so this method has saved me quite a bit of money over the years. We also recycle gift bags from year to year as well. Neatly fold the tissue paper in the gift bag as well to reuse at a later date. Not only are you saving money, but you are being friendly to the environment as well. Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady