Category: Seasons & Celebrations

Making Gift Bags to Replace Gift Wrapping

By , December 30, 2018

Last Christmas, Michelle surprised us all with gifts presented in a unique, lovely, and environmentally responsible way: she made reusable cloth gift bags for many presents.

This Christmas season, we did it again, expanding our selection and use. It’s time to share this with everyone, especially considering articles just out this season, like this one: It’s Officially Time To Ban Gift-Wrapping Paper.

homemade Christmas gift bags

Homemade gift bags surround Aly’s overflowing Christmas stocking, among paper wrapped gifts last year (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Twenty Years Gone

By , December 27, 2018

Today marks a sad anniversary in our family: Gertie, Mark’s mom, passed away 20 years ago today.

Gertie Zeiger in Yakutat

Gertie Zeiger at Ocean Cape, Yakutat, Alaska, autumn 1995. One of my favorite photos of Mom (Photo: William W. Zeiger?)

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