Season’s greetings, festive friends and eco-warriors!
Marina Wright here, with a mug of mulled wine in hand and a sprig of holly in my hair. Christmas, the season of joy, warmth, and togetherness, is just around the corner. But in our homes filled with festive cheer, plastic often plays the unwanted Grinch. From tinsel to baubles, our holiday decor can become a plastic nightmare. So how do we deck our halls sustainably? Here are some plastic-free Christmas decor tips for a season that’s merry, bright, and eco-friendly.
Choose a Real Christmas Tree
Consider choosing a real Christmas tree from a sustainable source over a plastic one. Not only will it fill your home with a delightful pine scent, but many farms also replant trees to replace the ones they sell, making it a renewable resource.
Opt for Natural Decorations
There’s a world of beautiful, natural materials out there, just waiting to be turned into Christmas decorations. Think pinecones adorned with glitter, dried orange slices strung on a garland, or a wreath made from foraged holly and ivy. Crafting your own decorations can become a cherished Christmas tradition, not to mention the charm and warmth they add to your home!
Invest in High-Quality, Timeless Decorations
When buying decorations, consider investing in high-quality, timeless pieces made from sustainable materials like glass, wood, or metal. These can be used year after year, becoming beloved family heirlooms that carry the spirit of many Christmases past.
Wrap Gifts Sustainably
Instead of plastic ribbon and non-recyclable wrapping paper, consider more sustainable options. Cloth, brown paper, and even old newspapers can make beautifully wrapped gifts with a personal touch.
Christmas is a time of love, celebration, and joy. Let’s make sure it’s also a time of caring for our planet. As we sing carols, exchange gifts, and make merry, let’s remember to celebrate sustainably. Because isn’t the greatest gift of all a healthy, thriving planet for generations to come?
Here’s to a Christmas filled with joy, love, and sustainability!