A favorite Christmas Countdown that is so green you hopefully will love it as much as we do.

If you are a hoarder, I mean saver, like some folks not to be named here, you can use wrapping paper that you tucked away  from Christmases way past.

Last year Betsy introduced us to her own eco-friendly BoBo wrapping concept, but first let’s talk about this wonderful  Christmas Countdown idea from Katherine Marie.

Round up  24 Christmas books that you already own. Keep it green, there is no need to go out and buy new books, as we all know half the fun is in the opening of a package.

Then each day as you countdown, your little ones get to choose a present  that will be read that day.

Betsy’s  worms eat her garbage and her Christmas gifts are BoBo or Bojagi wrapped. Now who loves Mother Earth and lives it?

Bohagi is a fabric wrapping tradition that originated centuries ago in Korea and Japan, as a way to wrap and transport items before the widespread use of paper and plastic.

Betsy chooses colorful pieces of colorful fabric for her BoBo that can be used over again for gift wrapping or up-cycled into a quilting or sewing project.

According to the Clean Air Council, in the United States alone, an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the winter holidays.  Four million tons of this waste is attributed to wrapping paper, shopping and gift bags.

The Stanford University Recycling Center states, “if every American family wrapped just three presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover nearly 50k football fields.”

Please share any earth friendly gift wrapping solutions that you may have.

Photos by KatherineMaries.com