The recycling bins were stuffed with everyone’s holiday junk mail and catalogs, so I dragged our bag of shredded paper back home. Then an “Aha!” happened. Packing gifts to ship to family required padding. What to use? That bag of shredded paper was perfect. We’re repurposing and saving money. To keep our family from opening boxes which shower them with paper bits, we put the gifts in zip-closed bags and the paper shred in plastic shopping bags.