* Shopping & Cooking *
Refuse to shop – bake, cook, make music, write a story as a gift instead. This can be
way more relaxing!
Use the good dishes and cloth napkins. Serve tap water. Decorate with nature –
pinecones, dried leaves, etc. Prepare less food-and skip some of the less-popular dishes
to reduce food waste. Use soy candles. Use organic wine at celebrations and bring
organic wine as a gift.
The most important thing we can do to create a ‘green’ holiday is to make it one we can
enjoy. This means connecting to the meaning of Christmas or holiday, whether religious
or personal, and creating meaningful traditions. Christmas and holidays should speak to
you in the way it did as a child; full of magic, wonder and connection.