When you’re trying to be eco-friendly with your home, there are many options for you to choose from. You can even be eco-friendly in your holiday gift giving and décor. It is easier than you may think to be green and have a great holiday season. Below you’ll find five different items that are must-have when it comes to eco-friendly holidays at home.
One great way to not only be conscious at home but in your gift giving as well is with custom bags. These can be purchased to have a specific message for your gift recipient or just have a beautiful design on them. Not only are they great to hold your gifts, but the person you give it to can also then use it in other ways. They can use the bag for grocery shopping, trips to the library, and so much more.
The beautiful holiday lights are certainly a tradition for most homes throughout the world. They are lovely to look at, inspire hope and joy and are a great way to share the holiday spirit. However, they are also a huge drain on the power system every year. One way to have that holiday festive spirit but still be eco-friendly is by using LED lights on your home. These take much less energy than traditional holiday lights do and are beautiful and bright.
When it comes to a holiday tree, you may think artificial is better. However, purchasing an actual tree is much preferred to fake trees because of the carbon footprint those artificial items leave. They have to be manufactured, shipped, and then disposed of when they are no longer being used. A real tree can be composted to help the environment after the holiday season. Plus, you get to enjoy the lovely smell while you have a live tree in your home!
Make Your Wrapping Paper
This is not only eco-friendly but fun as well! Create your own gift wrapping this year or go without it. Either way, this is a fun experience for the entire family. You can create a fun design for each person you’re giving gifts to. They can have their own unique style so that nametags aren’t even needed.
While buying gifts is exciting, making gifts can be even more fun. There are plenty of crafty items around your home that you can experiment with. You can even purchase items from your local craft store to consider making gifts such as soaps, lotions, candles, and other items. These not only help to reduce the purchasing you’re doing; they are gifts that can be used up and not leave a footprint behind.
There are many ways of making sure you have an eco-friendly holiday in your home. From making gifts to purchasing a real tree, you can have an enjoyable holiday without adding damage to the world around you. Encourage those who are coming to visit to do the same. It can be an exciting, green holiday for all who attend your home or party this year.