How time flies! It's only October and yet you can feel like Christmas is just around the corner. The weather is getting cooler and the nights are longer. The malls are all already selling Christmas decors, and discount sales are everywhere, it's their way of making people shop more. I already did some Christmas shopping a few months ago since I hate last minute shopping.
Right now, I'm doing some general cleaning and decorating the house in time for the Christmas season. I cleaned out our stock room and gave away some items that has been in the storage for quite some time now. While I was cleaning my closet I found my box of Christmas gifts that I received many years ago. I have this habit of storing gifts for safekeeping. I keep the original wrapping and gift tag so that by the time I'll open it again and has found a use for it, I'll know who gave it to me. As I opened the box, I noticed that the gifts had already accumulated over the years and some of them were already obsolete (like the phone book directory, lol!!!) and will end up in the garbage. I was thinking, "should I recycle the gifts that I don't think I can use, maybe others will be glad to have them?". By Christmas time, I'll be getting a lot of these gifts and will eventually end up in my storage again.
Is it okay to recycle gifts? What do you think? Let me know your opinion.