Holidays are full of festive decorating for everyone, especially families and their traditions. But there are some traditions that can be changed to go eco-friendly and still stay festive. We have 5 things to share with you on how you can decorate eco-friendly and still be festive:
1. Efficient Lighting
Go with LED bulbs this year and not only will they use less energy, it won’t hit your electric bill as hard either. Not only are they more eco-friendly than the traditional bulbs, they are much more sturdy than the glass bulbs, they don’t get hot to the touch and they aren’t as likely to start a fire either. From the outside lights to the tree lights, you can get LED bulbs on them all.
2. Gift Wrapping
Instead of filling under the tree with more of the same bags, boxes and wrapping paper, look at eco-friendly, greener choices in your gift wrapping this year. Using newspaper use to be a joke, but today it is an eco-friendly move. Or wrap your gifts in linens with a holiday theme. Then you know the wrapping paper will be re-used!
3. Indoor Nature
Go eco-friendly and use nature’s decorations around the house, the office and on the tree. This time of year, poinsettias are out, buy early enough and get the best looking ones. Or go with an alternative of things from your yard like colorful berries, evergreen leaves and pine cones.
4. DIY Crafty
They aren’t only inexpensive, but homemade crafts have a much more personal touch than store bought gifts. They are eco-friendly because you didn’t drive around to look for a gift, you didn’t buy anything in packaging that has to be disposed of and you can reuse things around the house to make them too!.
5. Living Tree
Instead of the usual evergreen or pine for a Christmas tree this year, go eco-friendly and get one that can be planted after Christmas. Something like a rosemary tree will give you herbs long after the holidays are over.