This would be a great use of a cereal box (who doesn't like cereal). The FI is a packaging sustainability engineer so I forwarded this on to him. Hey, if I'm creating all the ideas, he could at least help with the execution. These boxes would be great for welcome gifts. A welcome note could be affixed to the top of the box (if there is a stamp as there is here). The box could be stuffed with shredded paper and depending on the size of the box filled with local fare (wine, BBQ sauce, boiled peanuts, local beer, cheese straws). Just thought I would pass this idea along if any of you out there are looking for a different sustainable welcome vessel other than a reusable shopping bag.