I think I may have mentioned that I give away hundreds of used but still useable padded envelopes via Craigslist. The envelopes come to the Star Tribune by the dozens every week, holding books, so instead of getting thrown away they get reused.
One woman who I give them to, Kristin, is always very grateful, and last week I found out she's a potter (here's her site) and yesterday when she picked up envelopes she gave me this awesome little spice jar! How cool is that?!