24 January 2014
my family re-uses christmas tags. both by saving the bags with the tags on them (so i get the 'faith' bag every year and it always contains a gift from my mother, because sometime in the mid-2000s my mother first gave me a gift in the 'faith' bag because she thought that was funny) and by saving the tags themselves.
so when you go to wrap a present, you go poking through this pile of 'from: deborah, to: gary', 'from: caroline, to: burvil', etc. to find the tag left over from the other time where you gave a gift to the person you're wrapping a gift for now.
it only just last night occurred to me that prior to this christmas someone had to go through all those tags and get rid of the ones that read to/from joe.