Sunday Favorites

Hi everyone and welcome to a blast from the past with Chari over at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites!

It's that time to revist a past post. The post I am revisiting is just a simple idea to be a little eco-friendly.

This was one of my many "DUH!" moments. I do seem to have a lot of them lately. My birthday was last week and one of my bestest friends ever dropped off a birthday gift. Well, the gift bag she used was, yup, you guessed a reusable tote bag!

I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of that by now! DUH! Let's see, I could go to the Dollar Store and buy a paper gift bag for a dollar or I could go to one of a gazillion stores and buy one of their reusable tote bags for around a dollar. Let's see, which one is the better and thriftier choice?

Sherry, the BFF, found a Detroit Tigers reusable tote and then fixed it up just like any normal paper gift bag using tissue paper and ribbons. Well, hello great idea! And The Detroit Tigers tote was just the right tote to receive from her since she has been my "Free Arby's because the Tigers scored 3 home runs" source this past summer.

There are some really fun tote bags out there being offered by different stores or just being sold with a number of different designs on them. They are inexpensive and a great "add on" to the gift you are giving.

So, the next time you find yourself in need of a gift bag, head to a store that the person you are buying for would enjoy and buy a reusable tote bag or just buy one, if they are available, at the store you bought the gift at!

Thank you Sherry!

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  1. That's a fantastic idea!! I never thought of it either!

  2. I love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hey sweet lady...

    Wow...what a great idea! Using a tote in the place of a gift bag is awesome!!! I just love coming to your have the best ideas ever! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today for Sunday Favorites!!! I appreciate you and all of your great ideas, Diann! Keep em' comin', Girl!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...heading over to check out your Silver Sunday post!

  4. It is a really good idea.

    Unless it is me, I have some of these in the closet and NEVER remember to take them with me to the store!!!!

    I'm hopeless.

  5. Happy to send you a hello from the Sunday Favs. group :)
    May today be a blessing for you and your family.
    The Muse

    Waste not want not my Granny use to say...i would imagine that this would evoke a smile from her, for sure!


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