OK, as I mentioned in another post, I really try to be pretty environmentally aware. It doesn't mean I'm a fanatic or that I'm perfect at it, but I'm TRYING to be better - keeping the heat lower, recycling, not buying what I don't need, reusing bags, etc. Well, something I decided to do is to sew different sized bags with drawstring closures (or with velcro tabs) to reuse year after year. I bought a little fabric last year after the holidays on clearance, but I haven't made them yet. I still have so much wrapping paper from previous years to use up. I just think it's an excellent idea. It's environmentally friendly, animals can't rip into them, and so much easier to store. I'm SURE you can make pretty fabric ribbons too to dress them up. Just thought I would throw this out there for others who might be looking for ways to be less wasteful.