Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This is not a craft blog, but...

I decided that in the spirit of trying to have a more GREEN Christmas, I would re-purpose old magazines (most of which Holden has already ravage through) to wrap gifts.

Holden digs Elmo... or basically anything red. He doesn't watch Sesame Street, but he picked out that Elmo toilet seat AND the Earth's Best crackers with the red Muppet on the box.

So I figured he'd dig this:


Here's a sample of the library books we wrapped. We started a new Mangum Christmas tradition this year: 25 Christmas books in 25 days -- unwrap one each night (or two in one day if we miss a night for some reason or another.) I guess it's our advent calendar of sorts; but the 'gift a night' bit has been kind of like Hanukkah for Mormons. And since we don't have 25 Christmas books, we just borrowed a few from the grandparents and checked some out from the (government run, socialist neighborhood) Library. It's been fun. I even picked up 'The White Nights of Ramadan" to make sure we are appreciating other cultures. Now I just need to add one about Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and of course: Hanukkah.

Tis the Season.

5 comments:

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

I love it!! Super crafty, it's a perfect Make and Take!! And I have a great Kwanzaa and Hanukkah book http://bit.ly/6dyrho & http://bit.ly/4Ui5b8

Quentin & Christie Nelson said...

Seriously, people would pay $20 a roll for packages to look like that at urban outfitters. So proud of you!

By the way - started my own blog finally. www.qncj.blogspot.com Posted pictures of Saturday night. You guys should have come down! We could have used your wit for the game. What happened to you?

Alicia said...

Sabrena, that is sooo awesome! Last year, I wrapped up a library book and "gave" it to Mike for Christmas. I figured if he liked it, then he could go out and get it and if not, well then no harm done.

Brooke said...

Hey Sabrina, I just found you through Christie's blog! What a darling family and blog you have! :) Brooke

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