Published on November 11, 2016—  Leave a comment

Merry Making: Celebrate With (Re)Purpose! (Also: Free Gifts & Prizes)

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The holidays can be hectic and sometimes super expensive, which is why this year instead of heading to the mall in search of decorations and presents, we’re ditching the crowds and celebrating with repurpose. That means decking the halls with recycled materials, getting crafty with things we already have, and shopping at thredUP for giftable items that are New With Tags.

Need another reason to celebrate with repurpose? It’s great for the environment. Did you know that Americans generate 25% more garbage during the holidays? Let’s work on that.

To get you started on the right foot and help you celebrate the holiday season with repurposed materials, we are including a free limited-edition Merry Making guide with each and every thredUP order from November 14th until New Year’s Eve. (While supplies last.)

Inside the guide, you’ll find a few great tips on how to reuse what’s in the box for gift-giving purposes. We’ll also be sharing more ideas for Merry Making with recycled materials as we get closer to the holidays, so stay tuned.

Here’s a sneak peek at the Merry Making guide! Pin this to your holiday planning boards!





1. To you, from us: Look closely! This year, our holiday hangtags can be repurposed as gift tags.

2. It’s a (re)wrap: For the holidays, we’ve changed out our usual cute tissue paper for festive, limited edition tissue. We suggest recycling the special tissue paper included with your order to create your own wrapping paper.

3. Signed. Sealed. Stickered: You’ll also find a set of holiday stickers in your order. These can be used to decorate the box or make your own paper for gifts.

OH YEAH. We almost forgot to tell you: You could win $1,000 to shop!

We’d love to see your repurposed crafts and any secondhand holiday looks. (Tip! Cocktail dresses are perfect to buy secondhand, and we have so many affordable options.) Post your holiday crafts and #ootds on Instagram with #secondhandfirst and @thredUP. Make sure your Insta’s public so we can see your entry. See terms and conditions* at the end of the this post!

We wish you a happy holiday season filled with love and (re)purpose!!


*CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS: No purchases necessary to enter. One grand prize winner who will receive $500 in thredUP shopping credit will be chosen randomly on 01/04/2017 and contacted on 01/04/2017 through Instagram private message. Two runners up who will each receive $250 in thredUP shopping credit will also be chosen randomly on 01/04/2017 and contacted on 01/04/2017 through Instagram private message. Winners will be selected randomly from any public Instagram post on #secondhandfirst that includes a thredUP holiday look (clothing or accessories) or a holiday craft inspired by thedUP’s holiday campaign.