Save the whales!!! I mean...save the bows!!!
It just doesn't make sense to throw away a perfectly good looking bow when it can be re-used next year. The problem with that is that bows are so incredibly cheap!!! We spend a LOT of money on Christmas gifts, so what's another $5.99 for the large bag of new bows?
Not one person laughed or made any disparaging comments when I requested their bow off of their priceless gift. A sign of the times? I don't think so. It's been a "tradition" around our home for years! And yours too???