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Old 03-20-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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Is this tacky?
I need to send a baby gift to my friend, and I have an old unused gift box that I was planning on sending it in --but it has the name of a store that is now out of business printed all over it. Should I get a new box, or do you think I can use the one I have without it being totally tacky?
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You can spruce it up like a collage. Cut out pretty flowers or baby scenes and glue all over the boxtop with elmer's. When you have the top covered, spread a thin layer of the glue over the pictures, let dry and WHALA! You won't even need a bow!
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You can spruce it up like a collage. Cut out pretty flowers or baby scenes and glue all over the boxtop with elmer's. When you have the top covered, spread a thin layer of the glue over the pictures, let dry and WHALA! You won't even need a bow!
What an awesome idea!! That's what I'll do. Thanks!!
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Use the box !! I save and re-use boxes (and gift bags) all the time. I have Disney Store boxes that I have saved for years. It's really not Christmas in my family unless someone gets the Disney box.
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Use the box !! I save and re-use boxes (and gift bags) all the time. I have Disney Store boxes that I have saved for years. It's really not Christmas in my family unless someone gets the Disney box.
I soon learned that my MIL likes to recycle her boxes and use them for wrapping her Christmas gifts. It's become sort of a running joke every Christmas Eve when we open our presents. DH opens his present -- and for a moment thinks she bought us a new toaster oven . . . nope, it's actually just socks and underwear.
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Use the box !! I save and re-use boxes (and gift bags) all the time. I have Disney Store boxes that I have saved for years. It's really not Christmas in my family unless someone gets the Disney box.
HA! In our family, it's the Lorraine box! My grandma used to work in a ladies' clothing store and they had a ton of these Lorraine boxes (lingerie) and she used them one Christmas. The guys got a huge kick out of getting this "naked" lady box!

I see no problem with reusing boxes and bags. It's the re-gifting that's tacky (especially when you give it back to the person who gave it to you!)

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I soon learned that my MIL likes to recycle her boxes and use them for wrapping her Christmas gifts. It's become sort of a running joke every Christmas Eve when we open our presents. DH opens his present -- and for a moment thinks she bought us a new toaster oven . . . nope, it's actually just socks and underwear.
This last Christmas I began unwrapping a gift from my MIL who usually recycles boxes for gifts all the time. I took off some of the wrapping paper and saw the words "Toast R Oven" or something like that and I said with a wink and nudge "It looks like I got a Toaster Oven". One look at her face and I realized it WAS a toaster oven. Ohhhhhh I felt so bad and was falling over myself to let her know that I did appreciate the gift. I did too!!!! My toaster was on the blink . . . hence the present.
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I say use the box. I don't think it's tacky to re-use a box. Think of it as being environmentally responsible.
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