Saturday, November 29th, 2008 | Author:

Simply Green Giving
By Danny Seo

Danny Seo’s Simply Green Giving is a great little reference book that offers dozens of ideas to help make gift giving green. This book includes ideas on how to make cards, tags, boxes, gift wrap, bows, and actual presents that are environmentally responsible.

I feel comfortable calling Simply Green Giving a reference book even though it is only 138 pages because of the wealth of ideas that are included within its pages. Almost every idea seems like it can be accomplished by even the biggest craft novices. Personally being a member of that group, I would have to say there are only 1-2 ideas from the book that I would be personally afraid to try.

Another thing that I really like about the book is that it doesn’t come across as preachy. Danny Seo doesn’t simply list ideas based on what is the greenest possible thing to do. For example, he (like myself) despises the impersonality that goes along with sending digital cards (Evites, etc.) instead of the real thing. So he actually recommends ways to make cards that are personal and environmentally friendly.

I really liked this book and think it makes a great addition to any home library. A lot of the ideas can be accomplished with items found around the home, and pretty much everything else needed in the book can be found at thrift shops. If I had to find a fault to the book, it would simply be that it is too short. At only 130 pages it seems like so much more could have been added.

I rate it 4.5 Out of 5 Apples, a great rainy day activity book!

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