The Law Office of James R. Snell Dec. 2017

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Creative Gift Wrap Alternatives

OLD MAPS AND CALENDARS These days, pretty much every phone has a built-in GPS, so you probably won’t need the

There’s something magical about seeing a stack of presents wrapped in bright, multicolored paper. However, that enchanting scene quickly evaporates a few hours later when all those wads of wrapping paper and plastic bows are chucked unceremoniously into the garbage. What if we told you there are countless ways you can still enjoy wrapping and unwrapping presents, without all the waste? Here are a few creative gift wrap alternatives to consider this holiday season.

map from your 1999 road trip anytime soon. If you still have an old map, why not use that for wrapping?

The unusual designs guarantee your gifts will be one of a kind. And don’t worry if there are notes scrawled across the paper. Old events or directions will add some unique flair to the presents. FUROSHIKI Fabric is an excellent substitute for wrapping paper. You can use a scarf to create two gifts in one or pull out scraps of fabric from old projects. The traditional Japanese practice of furoshiki is all about wrapping goods in fabric. Described as “functional fabric origami,” you’d be amazed at how a few well-placed folds can turn your gift into a work of art. Learn how to wrap anything, from boxes to bottles, at ceas.ku.edu/furoshiki-instructional-videos. You don’t have to follow the same gift wrap habits year after year. After the effort you put into finding just the right present, you should be able to make your gift wrap just as special. Find a method that’s uniquely you and get started!

BROWN PAPER BAGS With the holiday season comes holiday shopping, and if you opt out of plastic grocery bags, you’re sure to have a surplus of brown paper bags in the pantry. Drop a present into the bag, tape it shut, and you’re good to go. Add some simple lace or a ribbon for an old-timey feel or get creative with stamps and hand-drawn artwork. This wrap job lets your imagination run wild.

Our Team’s Favorite Holiday Memories How the Snell Law Family Celebrates

coordinator.“We would decorate as a family the day after Thanksgiving,” she recalls.“We would all put on our cozy clothes, make cider and hot chocolate, and spend all day decorating while listening to Christmas music.”This year, Caitlyn is excited to create new memories with her newborn daughter! Shannon Williamson, our operations manager, also has a daughter who will be experiencing her first holiday season.“I’m so excited to watch her take everything in for the first time,” she says. Even better, Shannon’s son will be there to enjoy his sister’s first Christmas. Finally, our receptionist and runner, Emily Jones, has a Christmas tradition she always looks forward to.“Every Christmas Eve, my whole family watches ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,’” she notes. “It’s my favorite!”

That was taken in Islamorada Florida in the Florida Keys on Christmas Day where Jim demanded they take his personal lazy boy to the beach! Definitely a great memory!

Jim and Lee at the Wynn in Las Vegas on Christmas Day

Jim at the Munich Christmas Market

Happy holidays from all of us here at The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr.

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