Thanks to all the great greenies who took part in the recent Green for the Holidays Giveaway! Today I'd like to share some of those entries along with a few other ways to make your celebrations more environmentally friendly.
Speaking of bags.... do you have any of those gift bags and boxes you've saved from last year? Why not reuse those for the gifts your giving out this year? Don't forget to save them for next year too!
Or make your own wrapping paper from recycled paper bags. I've done this in the past using potatoes to make simple christmas shaped stamps like a tree or a star. Or try this.... use the inside of a cleaned potato chip bag for wrapping paper. The foil side makes for a pretty package.
How about skipping the wrapping paper all together? A lot us are making homemade goodies like fudge and cookies to give out for Christmas this year. You could bypass the wrapping paper and instead distribute these treats in reusable tins or baskets.
Repurpose last years Christmas cards into this years gift tags. All you need is a hole punch and some pretty ribbon!
Some of you suggested buying used and saving the difference. Second hand gifts and thrift store treasures can be great gifts that not only save you money, but also save the planet!
Others suggested handmade gifts for your green holiday. I'm a real fan of handmade gifts. I think they come from the heart and show how much you really care for the recipient! It's also a great opportunity for us to teach our children that this holiday and the gift giving is not about the cost of the gift, but the value of the love behind the presents.
Thanks for all these great ways to go green this holiday! When we all do our small part we really can change the big picture.
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- Happy New Year!
- Wordless Wednesday
- After the holidays.....
- Family Christmas!
- Merry Christmas
- Wordless Wednesday
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- Recycled Christmas Cards to Gift Tags
- Quick N Easy Holiday Swag
- How to get your Christmas cactus to bloom for the ...
- Extended order date for Christmas
- Early Presents!
- 19 years ago..............
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