All posts tagged: Christmas

Eco Chic Gift Wrapping

  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far!  Only now have I started tackling gift wrapping.  Personally, I enjoy gift wrapping.  Nearly every year, without fail my sister has me wrap all the gifts for her friends. One way you can incorporate being eco friendly this Christmas, is by wrapping most, if not all your gifts with newspaper.  It’s a fun way to repurpose newspaper. Use a ribbon to add a little flare.  The good thing about ribbons is that they can be reused.  If you love putting your presents in gift bags, consider purchasing a stylish reusable bag. Happy gift wrapping! With love, from one tree hugger to another, xo

Eco Chic Christmas Greetings

‘Tis the time to start sending out Christmas Cards… One of my favorite things about Christmas is writing and mailing Christmas cards to friends and family.  I love getting cards in the mail.  However, as much as I love receiving and sending cards across the globe it adds up on its environmental impact.  For instance, “300,000 trees are cut down to fulfill the demand of Christmas cards in US each year.”  Yikes! Below are a few ideas on how to be eco friendly this Christmas. Deck The Inboxes With Christmas eCards eCards, are probably as eco friendly as it gets, since no trees are cut down to make your beautiful Christmas Card. Blue Mountain offers a range of fantastic eCards.  Homemade eCards Here is a collection of Homemade eCards, using Martha Stewart CraftStudio App available for the iPad.  It is a super easy app to use, with lots of fun options to choose from.  It includes, stamps, stickers, paper background, stencil cutouts, colorful fonts and much more!     Recycle Old Christmas Cards If you …

Which Is The Greenest Christmas Tree Of All?

The first day of Christmas, it’s all about decorating the Christmas Tree.  Which tree is the greenest? Is it more eco friendly to have a real Christmas Tree or a faux, plastic one?  Growing up my family always use to buy have a real Christmas tree and it was always fun decorating.  An added bonus was a portion of the proceeds was donated to a charity of our choice.  One year, I was decorating the tree and my cat Poca decided to help out, she ran up the tree and of course it toppled right on me, both Poca and I were fine.  When we made the switch to a plastic tree, thinking it was more eco friendly by sparing a tree from being cut down, for some reason none of our cats bothered climbing the faux tree.  They just kept trying to knock the ornaments off the tree. I have done a little research surrounding the debate of which tree is the best choice when trying to be eco friendly and have minimal impact …

12 Days Of An Eco Chic Christmas…

Starting tomorrow, officially the Christmas Season will be upon us.  Yay! I love Christmas! It’s an incredible time of year, so much to be thankful for, and a wonderful time to be with friends and family.   I look forward to sharing with you fun and creative ideas on how you can  have an eco friendly Christmas this year.  Stay tuned for upcoming Christmas themed posts. With love, from one tree hugger to another, xo