To the editor: Paul Thornton’s laugh-out-loud opinion piece, “Giving Christmas presents turbocharges our waste downside. Here is how I cope,” drips with advantage signaling. It makes me need to triple wrap all my Christmas presents for little ones.
Life is brief and the enjoyment of little ones shaking a field, attempting to guess what treasure is inside and tearing off colourful paper is a part of the enjoyable and pleasure of Christmas.
Denise Lariviere, Pasadena
To the editor: Thornton’s considerate perception into gifting and a few of its environmental impacts is well timed. We’ve to do higher.
Not too long ago, I attended a workshop at Japan Home on Sundown Boulevard about furoshiki, the normal Japanese manner of present wrapping. The sq. piece of cloth, typically silk, lends itself to any form or type, appears to be like engaging and could be reused.
Within the Japanese custom, the present is unwrapped and the wrapping (furoshiki) is returned. It is a custom, a present that retains on giving whereas celebrating Japan’s textile artwork.
We are able to borrow and share traditions which are kinder to the surroundings by reaching out throughout the globe.
Ida Talalla, Los Angeles.
To the editor: I am a 66-year-old native Angeleno, and The Instances was a staple in our residence. My mom realized the impression of extreme waste on our planet many years in the past, so within the late Nineteen Sixties we started utilizing the pages of The Instances to wrap items with recycled ribbon, yarn or cloth adorning the packing containers, which seemed good.
In my residence, present giving is minimal, the items are significant and the wrapping custom lives on.
Sarah Fink Aylard, Santa Barbara