Earlier in the month, we shared our favourite D.I.Y Christmas tree decorations to make with the kids. Mums, it’s your turn to get creative with these gorgeous table decorations!
This year, don’t buy a plastic, artificial Christmas tree. Instead, decorate an indoor or outdoor plant with the kids. By doing so, you’ll avoid adding to the planet’s increasing plastic waste problem and save money. Plus, the kids will love going on a treasure hunt to choose the perfect plant or tree to decorate.
This year, we encourage you to give gifts that truly come from the heart; gifts that are kind to the planet and your pocket. Giving gift vouchers for body treatments like massages, tickets to shows or unique experiences are a great way to show someone that you care about them. If you really want to give a tangible gift, give a well-thought-out gift, something someone really needs. As a rule of thumb, only give gifts that are handmade, edible or second-hand. If you need some inspiration, check out The Source Bulk Foods’ Gift Guide. In it, you’ll find our favourite zero-waste ideas for him and her.
Single-use wrapping paper gets torn off in a matter of seconds, strewn all around the lounge room then thrown in the bin never to be used again. Instead of buying wrapping paper this year, reuse any leftover wrapping you might have saved or wrap your gifts in newspaper, fabric or hessian bags. Instead of using plastic sticky tap, tie your gifts with a reusable ribbon, twine or string. You could even add a few sprigs of rosemary or thyme for decoration. As for Christmas cards, write a list of relatives you’d like the kids to make Christmas cards for, then set out the pencils and coloured paper and watch their creative minds soar! We’re certain Grandma and Grandpa would prefer a handmade card over a store bought card!
Christmas is a time for sharing experiences with our loved ones, but we can also spread the love within our communities and our planet too!