Maybe you're like me. I have happy childhood memories of glowing tree lights, mystery, and expectation. The coming of Christmas was signaled with slobbering over the Sears Big Christmas Book. At some point growing up, my sense of the holy and the secular in the holiday became sort of mushed together in an angora sweater and Lego extravaganza. Making a list and checking it twice, with Santa Baby as background music, began to overrule the gathering and celebration of new life and possibility. I invested a lot in keeping the happy Christmas fueled by consumer spending on track, as most people do.
Last year, we spent 28BN on the day after Thanksgiving alone- and 25% of us are still in debt from Christmas 6 months later. Plus we're throwing away tons of stuff, and it's not making us any happier, or more connected in the long run. But, even if you know all that, if you're a sucker for every new kind of decoration and light that's put on the market (at least until recently, when it all got to be really really ugly stuff), changing your habits is gonna be hard! So much emotional noise caught up in this time of year.
That's why we put together this resource list, and support group. If you're ready to commit to a Green Christmas, we're here to help.
What are the benefits? If you commit to doing this, here's how your holiday will turn out:
- It's going to be beautiful.
- it's going to do no harm to the planet.
- You're not going to spend money you don't have.
- You're going to enjoy your family and friends more.
- It's going to echo postively all year long.
So, are you ready to take some steps toward a holiday with no waste and more joy? Read More Here! What is the Zero Waste Christmas?