Festive December can be a time of year when it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and overwhelming cluster of gifts and celebrations. It doesn’t have to be frantic though, and new is not necessarily better. I like to make the most of what I already own, when it comes to decorations. We have a small space to decorate and this year our existing decorations seemed perfect. The only things I added were a couple of cute hanging decorations but that was it! In this blog post I’ll be chatting all about my sustainable ideas to make this year less wasteful. Join in the fun with me and let’s help the environment together!
Make Your Own Gift Tags And Sustainable Wrapping
I always save last year’s Christmas cards and cut out festive shapes from them for gift tags. I also use wrapping paper that can be recycled. I don’t like to buy any glitter or foil on my paper or Christmas cards. Brands such as Wrag Wrap are also great for wrapping presents.
Buy More Experiences
Instead of buying lots of tangible items, shop for experience gifts and intangible presents. Not only do you not have to wrap them, it saves on over consumption.
Rent Outfits For Christmas Parties
Companies such as Hurr are amazing at renting outfits for events, rather than buying lots of new clothes. It means the clothes are not ending up on landfill after a few wears.
Get Your Old Clothes Repaired
I recently got a cashmere jumper repaired at a tailor and they did such an amazing job. It looks brand new again. It also saves money not having to replace so many clothes.
Ditch The Paper Napkins And Crackers
Instead of using paper napkins, purchase some really lovely fabric ones you can wash year after year. Also, these days crackers are just full of rubbish, so why not ditch the crackers and cheers to a sip of your favourite tipple instead.
Can you think of any more mindful habits we should adopt this Christmas?
A Note from me…
This year for Blogmas, my motivation is to raise awareness of the incredible charity MIND.
This marvellous charity does so much to support people suffering from mental health. With ongoing pressures from social media and a million other stresses these days, it is more important than ever to look after our health. As an anxiety sufferer myself, charities like these make such a difference to supporting people that need a voice to listen to and supply tools to help them through difficult circumstances. You can take a look at their website to see the amazing things they do and to take a look at the resources available online to help those needing extra help this Christmas. The winter season can be very difficult with people suffering from anxiety and depression. I would absolutely love it if you could donate something (however small) to this charity as a thank you to me for posting Christmas blogs this Blogmas. I really hope we can raise money and awareness for this stunning cause.