We love this time of year when you can really unleash your creativity and style your home with panache for the festive season. But what about the effect on the environment?
While concerns for our planet grow, we should all be mindful of less waste and the devastating impact that Christmas can have on our landfill sites.
Non-recyclable greeting cards, plastic decorations and gift wrap in particular can have a huge detrimental effect on the environment and landfill sites.
Did you know that over 100 million rolls of Christmas paper could be thrown out this year as the plastic coating, dye or glitter means that it cannot be recycled?
So how can you enjoy a ‘woke’ Christmas, make your home and gifts look stylish and cut down on waste?
As the song goes, “brown paper parcels tied up with string” could be a fabulous way to create some stylish gift wrap this year (making sure it is recyclable obviously). Add some greenery and foliage to give your presents a fabulous natural look!
Instead of buying new and (often) plastic decorations for your tree this year, keep a look out for vintage glass decorations to give your tree the ‘wow’ factor. Using older vintage decorations is a great way to style your home for many years to come.
A Bake Off Christmas?
Why not turn your hand to baking this year and make your own decorations?
Edible goodies for the tree or gift wrap is fun to do and a could be a great way to welcome your guests to the dining table with personalised gingerbread place names.
Get spicy with your decorations, by adding star anise, cinnamon sticks and cloves to create an amazing aroma in your home.
Have fun styling your home for your merry, eco Christmas!