2 Magazine put it well in their Winter 2007/08 issue: "Save the earth by keeping your celebrations environmentally friendly". During times of celebration, we have the opportunity to spend our money in a way that makes a positive impact on our environment AND sets an example for friends and family in attendance at the celebration. [read here for 2's recommendation of Botanical PaperWorks' plantable green cards]
I'm thinking these days of the New Year's Eve party that we're hosting for 10 people. How can I make smart choices for the environment? A couple of things that I'm doing - using cloth napkins instead of disposable paper and using plantable placecards so that my guests can plant the placecard and recycle it into wildflowers. I'll be baking my own bread instead of buying something wrapped in plastic and trucked half-way across the country. And we'll be enjoying the fellowship of good friends, something that I guess I can't track back to helping the environment, but it's definitely good for the soul!
I'd love to hear how you're making your holiday celebrations green. Please post your comments or email me and I'll include them in a future post.
After a brief and restful hiatus from normal life, we're getting back into the swing of things including work and regular exercise and eating normally (if I can remember what that is!).
While I was wrapping gifts last weekend, I found a number of great sites for gift wrapping and gift tags. I'm documenting them now, in case you still have some New Year's gifts to hand out, and as a reference for next year.
And with Christmas over, my thoughts are on New Year's Eve. It's our turn to host this year, and my husband and I are considering this Menu #3, provided that we can pull everything together over the weekend (Monday is a work day).
And for New Year's Eve favors, what better than a Plantable Greeting Card set, to equip our guests up for any special occasion in the new year.
With the imminent arrival of Christmas, I'm signing off until the end of next week so that I can spend a ton of time with my immediate and extended family. Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday and a blessed Christmas. ~Heidi