We all know how the song goes.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…
Well, here at Yurto what we dream of is a greener Christmas for everyone.
We all know that holidays are supposed to be fun, but we encourage everyone to be more responsible so that we can indeed have more fun without sacrificing the environment. Here are some simple tips for an environmental-friendly Christmas.
- Re-use old decor – We know that part of what makes everything feel so festive during Christmas is all the new and bright shiny decor you put up all over the house, but if your old Christmas decor is still in good shape, resist the urge to replace it with new stuff and just put up the old ones. Hey, if your decor survives year after year, who knows you’ll even end up really cooler with vintage Christmas decor. If you really need some new decor though, try flea markets and antique shops. The goal is to re-use as much as you can. And if you’re really adamant about everything being new, make sure that you at least give your old decor to someone who’ll be more than happy to get perfectly good decor, although the next holiday season is still a year away.
- Do away with wrappers – I personally use newspaper and old magazines when I wrap gifts. Those who have kids can also use your kids’ artwork as Christmas wrappers, making your wrappers not just environmental friendly, but also more personal. Using pretty and durable boxes are also a good idea, since the boxes can always be re-used.
- Think quality with gifts – Instead of buying your kids many gifts that will end up broken and unused in a couple of days, buy just one quality gift that they will appreciate and surely use for a longer time. Take this time to teach your kids to the importance of being good stewards of their things and of the environment!
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