Perhaps you received our email today? We’re stomping with joy and excitement as the holidays draw closer. In fact, Hanukkah just started last night. So for everyone who’s in the shopping or gifting mood, it’s time to think outside the (paper) box for wrapping ideas.
Have you ever thought about wrapping gifts in something other than paper? From The Green Spot, we learned that during the winter holidays, 4 million tons of wrapping paper and shopping bags are thrown away. The Daily Green also has lots of great green wrapping tips too.
At Tea, we created our signatureFuroshiki Gift Wrapnot only to be beautiful, but to be reusable. We were inspired by the artful Japanese tradition of wrapping gifts in beautiful swaths of cloth.
Other fun ideas:
– Turn your paper shopping bags inside out and inside out and add a bit of artistry with holiday-themed sketches or rubber stamps
– Use pages from old magazines – Katy likes to do a different color scheme for each person on her list: in shades of green for one person, shades of pink for another. They usually look really pretty and have a nice cohesive feeling.
– We like to use our own graphics and prints and print them out as wrapping paper. You could even use some of the Old World Hungary inspired coloring pages we’ve been publishing on the blog throughout the fall and holiday seasons. Or simply take any of your kids’ artistic creations and turn them into wrapping paper. Wouldn’t it be fun to get a present wrapped in your own artwork? Pretty cool.
Happy wrapping! We’d love to hear about some of your creative or eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas.
We’re thankful for you! And each other. And this world.
Like you, we were born to explore it, to experience it with
every bit of our souls. And we take our kids along, holding their hands,
even when they’re too young to take it all in.
This Thanksgiving, whether you’re going across the street or
across the globe…
Just go there. Go to see. Go to be. Go to share.
Especially to share.
Be in it. Stay in it. Revel in it. Love it, every day.
And definitely bring your kids.
Just one week until the unofficial first day of summer. It always makes us feel like a kid again. We remember picking and tasting the season’s first blueberries on our grandparents’ farm, running & laughing through the sprinkler (or hydrant), the sound of crickets at night and of course, the ice cream truck.
To win our 8th $100 birthday certificate…when you were a kid, what did you love about the beginning of summer? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes? Post on our Facebook page by the end of today for the opportunity to win. The randomly selected winner will be announced tomorrow.
Thank you for all your great suggestions for where we could go on our next inspiration trip. We wouldn’t be surprised if some of your ideas came to life sooner than you think. A bit closer to home, we’re looking forward to summer in San Francisco, even if it’s a bit chilly, you’ll still see us out and about every weekend on our own adventures. To win today’s $100 birthday certificate, please share on our Facebook page what are you and your kids will be up to this Memorial Day weekend. The randomly selected winner will be announced tomorrow.
At Tea, we’re always thinking and getting excited about new inspirations and possible destinations. Very soon you’ll get glimpses of our latest travels. To win today’s $100 Tea birthday certificate, we’d love to hear your ideas on on our Facebook page where we should go on our next inspiration trip.
Thanks for all your wonderful, touching and real stories of what it means for you to bring your kids. So for today, please share some of your favorite activities when you go there (wherever there is) with your kids? At Tea, we love exploring the parks, squares and local markets of cities and villages — it’s a great way to discover and connect with the unique and vibrant day-to-day happenings of a particular place.
To win today’s $100 Tea birthday certificate, please share on our Facebook page what you and your kids like to see and do when you “go there.”
We’re so lucky that all of us at Tea get to go there. And when we do, we definitely bring our kids along. Some of the places we’ve brought our kids are Russia, Mexico, Belgium, California, France, Hong Kong and all around the U.S. We’re thrilled to be able to introduce our kids to new places and people, holding their hands, seeing, sharing, being…together, even when they’re too young to take it all in.
To win today’s $100 Tea birthday certificate, please share on our Facebook page what it means to you “to bring your kids?”
At Tea, we were born (8 years ago) to explore the world and for 8 years we’ve been going there, across the globe and across the street. On our inspiration trips to wonderful places like Korea, West Africa, Norway, Japan and Brazil, we’ve been captivated and enriched by our experiences. We’re thrilled to have been able to share those inspirations in our seasonal collections of children’s clothing.
We know you’ve been going there too…where have you been in the last 8 years? To win today’s $100 Tea birthday certificate, please share with us on our Facebook page some of your travels. We can’t wait to see and hear from you.
To celebrate our 8 year birthday we are giving away 8 – $100 Tea gift certificates on Facebook from May 17th – 24th. Celebrate with us and help us reach 8000 “likes” by Saturday May 22nd and we will give 20% off on our site!