As has become our custom, we recently picked up a little conifer tree in a pot from Crafty Green Boyfriend's mother's garden which will be this year's Christmas tree
We've also added some festive conifer cones and a beaded star to the pot pourri
I've read in several places recently that many types of Christmas wrapping paper can't be recycled but most articles don't seem to mention that this doesn't stop you re-using the paper in imaginative ways, even small pieces can be reused. Here are some examples of how I've reused wrapping paper in previous years.
I'm trying to use less sticky tape (which is plastic and comes with all
the problems we increasingly associate with plastic) but I am prone to
wrapping disasters if I use raffia or ribbons without any sticky tape at
all! I try to buy locally made gifts, second hand gifts, vouchers for
gifts to charity (like a donation for protecting an acre of rainforest)
or make my own gifts.
Edited to add: I just found this interesting article about minimalist gift giving.
Do you have any tips for a greener Christmas? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section!