As a parent, the part of Christmas that was the least fun was the cleaning up of packaging materials after opening the gift. The big clean up the day after Christmas was filled with bulky bags of plastic and styrofoam and impossible to open packaging. But this year I noticed the packaging using more cardboard for filler and recycled cardboard molds holding products in place instead of the plastic molds and styrofoam. Clean up this year was easier than previous years since most of the cardboard was folded flat. I guess manufactures have been making this eco-friendly change for a while and I have never noticed until I saw many products being opened at once. I hope this trend keeps up.