An Eco-friendly Christmas means that you and your family can enjoy a joyous celebration without any guilt. If you’re not sure just how to have a green Christmas, here are some simple ways.
8 Ways to Have a Merry & Eco-Friendly Christmas
It may sound like hard work. But there are also more ways to turn your festive traditions into eco-friendly options than you may think.
1) Find Eco-Friendly Gifts & Cards
One of the easiest ways to have a green Christmas is to swop wasteful gifts for sustainable, eco-friendly ones. Check out my list of Eco-Friendly Christmas gifts for inspiration.
Cards are cute – but are they really necessary? Especially the generic ones which are wrapped in plastic and often made from non-recyclable paper.
If cards are a must on your Christmas list, then rather go for homemade or eco-friendly ones. In fact, Faithful to Nature has growing paper tags and paper cards for Christmas – these can be planted and a flower or herb will grow.
2) Choose Wrapping Alternatives
Tons of wrapping paper goes to waste every year. While the novelty behind carefully wrapping a gift for someone you love can be appealing, there’s no doubt that there are many better alternatives. Some of these include:
Recycled – use newspaper or other recycled paper to create a beautiful DIY wrapped gitft.
Gift bags – not 100% eco-friendly, but at least these can be reused next year. If you don’t have a drawer full of gifts bags for every occasion, you’re doing gifting wrong 😉
3) Make & Buy Green Decorations
4) Select One of Many Christmas Tree Alternatives
5) Think Smart When Packing Left-overs
6) Make Eco-Friendly Christmas Crackers
7) Save Electricity!
8) Take Your Litter With You