I love Christmas, love celebrating, love gifts and the tree, etc.
But, this year, I want to celebrate based on better principles. I.E., I don’t want my girls giving/getting plastic crap that only serves to hurt the environment. I don’t want brand ne, unrecycled paper, plastic tree ornaments, all the ridiculous Christmas cards.
Anyone else?? If yes, please share some tips on what you are doing to improve the world this year during the holidays.
Here are some of mine:
Only buying fair trade gifts that serve women and children in 3rd world countries (check out www.agreatergift.com)
Using paper grocery bags for wrapping paper
Letting people know what to buy my kids. We don’t allow plastic toys in our home. I have registered them this year at an Earth-friendly online store.
Salvaging a Christmas tree from a local wood trimmer company (one that would have been chipped, I’ll compost it and burn it in my fireplace)
Decorating with natural stuff, like popcorn garland, then throwing it outside for the birds to eat
Share your earth-friendly fun holiday ideas!!