5 Creative Ideas to Prepare for An Eco-Friendly Christmas

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Whilst we may think of Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year, the planet may not agree.

However, with a little bit of preparation, there are lots of ways to celebrate Christmas in an eco-friendlier way, and here are our top five.

1. Repurpose your Christmas cards

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If you feel sad taking your Christmas cards down every year, then this one is perfect for you. Cutting up and hole punching the beautiful Christmas cards you have bought or been given in previous years is a great way to re-purpose them and they make lovely tags for this year’s presents.

If you have already recycled all last year’s cards, then be sure to make a note to keep hold of your favourite ones from this year.

2. Find a wrapping paper alternative

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With lots of wrapping paper unable to be recycled, it ends up in landfill every year. Luckily, there are now plenty more sustainable options for wrapping up your gifts. This ranges from using unused maps that you already own to using material scraps.

Do some research and decide what would work best for you, then get sourcing everything you need ahead of the festive season, including environmentally friendly balloon alternatives.

3. Make note of what people want

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This may sound obvious, but one thing you can do to have an eco-friendlier Christmas is to make a note of presents you think people really want. Dedicating some time to planning intentional gifts to buy means you are far less likely to panic buy something that someone doesn’t want or need.

Therefore, there will be no gifts going to waste and everyone gets something they are truly happy with.

4. Upgrade your lights

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For many of us, decorating for Christmas involves getting out a box of ancient Christmas lights to wrap around the tree and put on the front of our houses. Sadly, these old lights tend to use large amounts of electricity.

Upgrading to LED or solar-powered lights will save significant amounts of energy whilst still looking beautiful.

5. Prepare your party season wardrobe

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Arguably one of the best parts of the festive season is the Christmas parties! However, having lots of parties and social events to attend can be overwhelming when thinking about all the outfit options you are going to need.

If you don’t already have clothes you can wear in your wardrobe, or if you fancy something new for this year, then start shopping about for new party outfits in second-hand shops and pre-loved sites and apps such as eBay or Vinted. This is a great way to find new outfits without costing the planet.

Whilst you’re at it, why not sell some of your own clothes that you no longer wear at a bargain price and give something back to others?

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Manuela WillboldOnline Media & PR Strategist
Blogger and Educator by Passion | Senior Online Media & PR Strategist at ClickDo Ltd. | Fascinated to Write Lifestyle Blogs in News & Education I have completed a journalism summer course at the London School of Journalism and manage various blogs.

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Blogger and Educator by Passion | Senior Online Media & PR Strategist at ClickDo Ltd. | Fascinated to Write Lifestyle Blogs in News & Education I have completed a journalism summer course at the London School of Journalism and manage various blogs.

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