I like this thread particularly since my daughter just launched www.GreenHalloween. org
The idea is to create child and Earth friendly holiday traditions and of course crafting and recylcing are a big part of it.
We ran up against the whole issue of being as aware as possible of what we use and re-use and did find recycled paper to print post cards on (our only printed materials). One of our sponsors this year, Whole Foods, is going to do candy recycling at their stores in the Seattle area. And we are looking for other ideas that people can use. So if you have any, drop me a line.
Oh, I forgot I wanted to add here that I have a compost pile and although I recycle paper, I realized that I also could add it to the compost as a "brown" material. I purchased a very inexpensive cross shredder that makes tiny pieces. All my mail goes in there and any paper that has already been printed on both sides, then out into the compost pile. You also can add shredded paper to planters or holes you dig for new plants.
Earth to earth!