Tuesday, December 21

Green Tip Tuesday *Holiday Edition*

Just a few days before one of the largest holidays is going to be celebrated. There will be lots of trash as well. Cyndi @ Reduce Footprints is going to share some awesome tips with us that hopefully we can reduce the amount of trash and make some room for a joyous . Her post, Joyous Diversion has some of those amazing tips. Here are some highlights from her blog post. Please visit her blog, send her some comment love, and/or join her weekly post, Change the World Wednesday. Let me tell you it certainly has changed my life and my families!

Celebration ... a joyous diversion!


Seasonal decorating is big business. Turn on the television and you're bound to see advertisements for holiday adornments. Walk into any store and you'll be greeted with decorations of all sorts. The trouble is, most of those things aren't very earth friendly. The unfortunate truth is that celebrations, of any kind, typically generate a lot of waste.

So, in preparation for the the upcoming holidays, here are a few ideas for decorating ... in an Eco-friendly way:

  • Use cornstalks, pumpkins and bales of hay to create a fall scene.

  • Make a scarecrow (use burlap, straw, old hats and clothes) and let him greet visitors to your home.

  • Collect colorful fall leaves to decorate a table or fill a vase.

  • Display gourds of all sizes, shapes and colors.

  • Use baskets ... fill them or simply display them at odd angles.

  • Make a cornucopia.

  • Use bunches of deep red grapes to decorate a table or place them around bottles of wine on the bar.

  • Pick beautiful apples, arrange them in your nicest bowl and use them as a centerpiece for meals with friends and family.

  • Bring colorful container plants indoors or arrange them around an entry (chrysanthemums, flowering cactus, ornamental kale, flowering cabbage, dusty miller, etc.)..... READ MORE.....

Aren't these wonderful tips! I have bought my mom a wonderful indoor plant that she has been wanting, and I bought it from a local tree farm at a discounted price! She usually doesn't take good care of them, but it has so many wonderful benefits other than just looking pretty. If you can't incorporate all of these tips, please share them with your friends and family.

Please have a wonderful Green holiday!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Thank you, so much, for including me in your fabulous Green Tip Tuesday series. :) I can't take total credit for the tips, however ... I've been gathering them from lots of folks for several years. I enjoy reading your weekly tips and have learned a lot.

    A plant for your mom ... what a great gift. And you're right ... the benefits are more than just the beauty of the plant (I'm thinking cleaner air). I also love that you got it locally.

    Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and all the best in the new year! I'll "see" you in January!

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