Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
(Re)use alternative holiday gift wrap. Growing up, one of the annual holiday traditions in our household involved creating gift wrap from recycled newspaper and magazines, as well as designing our very own cards and gift tags. I’m sure this busy work was also designed to save Mom and Dad’s sanity for a few hours. Nowadays, my wife and I prefer to use reusable gift bags, but we still wrap a few items that we send via snail mail. Whether you want to save a few bucks, keep the kids busy, reduce the amount of time spent wrapping, or do something good for the environment, alternative gift wrap has it’s benefits.
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.
Thanks to Heart for Japan for today’s photo.