Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Christmas Present for Mama

Christmas is a mere month away; and as soon as Santa drops off our gifts from his big black bag, we toss down our own big black bags to dear old Nature.

Poor old Earth just doesn't enjoy the holiday season. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we generate an extra 25 million tons of trash from Thanksgiving to New Year's. That is a disgusting- and really unnecessary- amount.

This holiday season, refuse to use paper products such as paper plates or cups. You can often find precious vintage dishware at thrift stores for dirt cheap, saving money and adding a unique touch to your holiday party.

If every American family wrapped just three presents in reused materials it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.
Save money and the planet by wrapping gifts in scrap pieces of fabric tied with ribbon or string. You can find cute vintage fabrics anywhere, especially places like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. And what better way to spend holiday money than at charities?

Be kind to Mama Earth; she's the only nurturing planet out there.

Kisses under the mistletoe,

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