Twilight - posted on 11/23/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )
There are many ways to make a holiday "green" for your family. Here are some things i do. What other ideas does everyone else have?
-Make gifts from reusable containers and items.
-Gifts from Savers, Goodwill, consignment stores
-Christmas Trees are Norfolk Pine and a Banana Tree we have in the house year-round
-Decorate with handmade ornaments
-Use newspaper and magazines to make own wrapping paper
-Support local communities by purchasing food and gifts from them instead of big box corporations and malls
-Not use electric lights for decorating - - - how disgustingly wasteful. you can be in the spirit without using these
-Not succumb to consumerism and greed so i try to buy/make meaningful and/or useful gifts and goodies
-Boycot Black Friday - why would anybody put themself through the crowds, busy traffic, etc anyway????
-For family and friends who tend to not use green methods, i make sure to tell them "i mad ethis dish with organic ingredients." or "guess what? that is from savers!" because that always surprises them and makes them think (i hope)
Tell me your ideas! :) There are so many i don't personally do or even think about so i am curious about your green holiday traditions :)