Posted on November 10 2022

Christmas lists for readers usually consist of one thing… books, because we just can’t get enough and for good reason too! This year we want to help make the gift of a humble book extra special, with sustainable wrapping options and a beautiful decorative addition to your sleeve.

Our brand is all about sustainability, a tree is planted with every order you place, but we wanted to stretch this even further and tackle one of the big issues at Christmas time, waste. An article last year from Packaging Online stated “Christmas waste is fifteen times the amount of any other celebration, with over 688,000 tonnes in food, plastic, cardboard, and aluminium alone”. This is a huge amount of packaging waste, so we’re offering a more sustainable wrapping solution this year!

Instead of using wrapping paper, why not use a book sleeve? It’s reusable, sustainable, helps small businesses, and looks even more beautiful under the tree! Plus it’s two gifts in one for your loved ones. 

This year we have a curated collection of beautiful, silky ribbons, picked to compliment each sleeve to give them an extra flourish under the tree. And if you’re sending your gift straight to a loved one, we have the option to send the sleeve in a box with our incredibly festive tissue (which is made from recycled paper and is home compostable). Or we can add a ribbon on the sleeve and a Christmas card designed by Rosy Cheeks Illustrations that we can handwrite for you. There are so many ways to personalise this gift and make it special for your loved one, whether you’re able to deliver it in person or not. 


As we’ve mentioned, every order with us also plants a tree, which is an awesome ‘bonus gift’ for the recipient! Part of our profits also goes to helping fund climate-positive projects across the globe.  If you’d like to learn more about our sustainability efforts, you can do so here


We’re so excited for the festive season and to start wrapping up your sleeves with this festive wrapping option. If you’d like to add a little extra to your sleeve, be it for yourself or a loved one, make sure customise your wrapping selection and add it to your basket under the ‘gifting’ tab. But even if you don’t want to add the extra gift wrap option, we will still ship your order in a 100% home-compostable mailer.

Thank you so much for your support over this festive season, we appreciate each and every order! 

• The Paper and Word Team •


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