8 Creative Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

by Stacy Tharp 11. December 2012

Wrapping Paper The 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah have begun, and with it comes 8 nights of presents! Unfortunately, that can also mean 8 nights of wrapping paper going in the garbage. According to Earth911.com, wrapping paper and shopping bags account for about 4 million tons of trash per year in the United States. Since local authorities do not always allow you to throw your used wrapping paper in your recycling bin, you may need to think creatively in order to avoid waste.

To help you out, we’ve come up with 8 creative ways to reuse wrapping paper – one for each night of Hanukkah! (Of course, these tips can also be used after Christmas, birthdays, or any other gift-giving holiday or event.)

1) Used wrapping paper is often too messy and wrinkled to wrap another gift, but you can shred it up and use it as "fluff" in gift bags.

2) Cut up the paper into notepad-sized pieces and use the back for grocery lists and scratch paper.

3) Use it to wrap your fragile holiday decorations as you are putting them away for next year.

4) Decorate your box of holiday supplies with it so you can pick out the box easily next year.

5) Cover your textbooks with it.

6) Create colorful wrapping paper bows. Click here for an easy tutorial.

7) Give it to your kids to make collages, snowflakes or bookmarks.

8) Make a wrapping paper wreath.

Happy holidays and good luck in your wrapping paper endeavors!

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New Flacco Fridays Contest: Trivia!

by Stacy Tharp 7. December 2012

 

***This Contest is Now Closed***

 

The football season is getting intense, and so are 1st Mariner Bank and Team Flacco's weekly Flacco Fridays Facebook contests! We've had a lot of fun with these contests so far, and we decided to once again keep things interesting by introducing a brand new contest - trivia!

What's the Deal?
  • On each Monday that the contest runs, five multiple choice Joe Flacco trivia questions will be posted to 1st Mariner Bank's Facebook page.
  • Participants must guess the answers to the questions and send 1st Mariner Bank a private direct message on Facebook with their guesses to the five questions.
  • The first person to guess the correct answers to all five questions wins!
When can I enter?
  • The questions will be posted on 1st Mariner Bank's Facebook page on Monday at 10:00 a.m. You may begin submitting your entries then.
  • To qualify, all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the Thursday of that week. (But remember, the FIRST person with the five correct answers wins, so don't wait too long!)
  • The winner will be announced on 1st Mariner Bank's Facebook page before 5:00 p.m. on Friday of that week.
What can I win?

The first person to correctly answer all five Joe Flacco trivia questions via a direct message to 1st Mariner Bank on Facebook will win a piece of autographed Joe Flacco merchandise!

Click here to read the full terms and conditions.

Tip: If you "like" Joe Flacco's and 1st Mariner Bank's Facebook pages, you will get news feed alerts detailing information about each week's contest over the course of the football season.

Good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving from 1st Mariner Bank!

by Stacy Tharp 20. November 2012

We love this time of year, and we had such a great time making last year's Happy Holidays Video, we decided to do it again this year...twice! Our Holiday Video Part One focuses on Thanksgiving. We interviewed our 1st Mariner Bank employees and asked them what they are thankful for this holiday season. We also tested their Thanksgiving knowledge by asking them a few trivia questions. View the video below to see how much our employees know about Thanksgiving!

 

 

Thanks for watching and we wish you a safe and happy beginning to your holiday season!

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