How To Have A Greener Christmas
It’s that time of year and once again it has come around faster than a blink of an eye. Thankfully, we can look forward to cosy nights by the fire, mulled wine, eggnog a well as family gatherings and friend get-togethers (hopefully).
Our 2020 campaign is focused on giving, by either sharing, inspiring or assisting. That is why we have decided to bring to you a range of new gift sets to give someone that touch of luxury this year, and they all ready and beautifully presented to be put straight under the Christmas tree.
Here at MamaSia, we are thinking about how we can be much greener as a company. Our team has put together some suggestions that we will be implementing, you and your family can also do too in order to make some small changes to live a much greener Christmas.
1. Choose the right wrapping paper
A lot of Christmas paper cannot be recycled. After that special day a lot goes to waste. Instead, we suggest plain brown paper or recycled paper. Before you say… boring! You can easily produce a wowza of a gift by foraging for decorations. Yes, that’s right foraging. If you have a tree up already you can use fallen branches to decorate your box, your local store or garden centre may have spare branches that will go in the bin, so why not use them to your advantage? Use anything from pine cones, holly, pine, berries, cinnamon sticks or orange slices, dry of course to decorate your gifts.
2. Get Creative
Want an art day or family activity? Look no further by creating your own wrapping paper crafting day with the family. Not only is it fun but your inner Picasso may come out.
3. Use LED Christmas Lights
The ultimate choice for energy efficiency. Low heat, with low cost which in the long term will not break the bank. Did you know Christmas lights cost the UK £15 million a year?
4. Rethink decorations
Instead of buying new ones, re-use the ones you already have, even make your own. Decorate your tree with minimum decorations. Keep it simple, with lights, a few decorations and ribbon. Remember less is more.
5. Eco friendly Christmas cards
We all love a Christmas card, substitute the ordinary ones for recycled ones, eco friendly cards, make them or send E-cards. Dare I say, pick up the phone and have a good old natter wishing your family and friends a very Merry Christmas. Oh, and don’t forget to recycle any Christmas cards you receive once the festivities are over.
Ultimately, if we all do our bit individually, we make a difference collectively.