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Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a family feast, we’ve got the turkey and all the trimmings you need to enjoy Christmas with your loved ones. Pre-order by December 20 for pickup on December 22–23.
Christmas is a beloved holiday which many people look forward to all year. However, more and more is known about the environmental impact that Christmas creates.
Every year, Christmas produces hundreds of million tons of added waste to our landfills. From wrapping paper to unwanted gifts to cards and decorations, much of this waste is avoidable. Additionally, carbon emissions are increased due to the production of things like Christmas trees, wrapping paper, decorations, etc. Fear not though, eco-friendly doesn’t mean cancelling Christmas!
You can make your whole house feel festive with a few simple ideas. Everyday items can be transformed into holiday decorations with a small amount of effort. Always go through what you already own before buying something new. Visit garage sales or thrift stores for items for potential decorating ideas or ask friends and family if they have extra holiday decorations. Check out second-hand stores, community trade or buy and sell sites.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
An inviting table puts your family and friends in a festive mood. Here are simple ways to decorate, and you might already have some of the items at home.
Not round like a wreath or ribbon-like as a garland, a Christmas swag is a decoration built from evergreen branches and is perfect for hanging on your front door.
Here’s how we make ours:
Reusing gift bags year after year is a great way to be eco-friendly. But that’s not the only way to wrap gifts. Here are some of our favourite – and inexpensive – ways to wrap it all up.
Check hobby stores or dollar stores for inexpensive craft supplies.
Everyone loves to give gifts for the holidays but giving doesn’t have to mean spending large amounts of money. Every year, toys, clothes and perfectly fine household items end up in the landfill long before they run out of life. While it might seem less generous to skip out on buying gifts, there are plenty of fantastic ways you can still give around Christmas time in an eco-friendly way. Thinking of trying a buy-nothing Christmas? Consider one or some of these alternatives to shopping.
Making homemade ornaments is a great family activity. One of our favorites is making crystals. With just a few simple ingredients, get the shine and sparkle of the season – no glitter required!
Get out your favourite cookie cutters - we have added some holiday spices to this popular cookie! This recipe makes a large batch of cookies so you can use some to make tree ornaments or to give as gifts from the kitchen.
With just 3 simple ingredients, this dough makes the best homemade hanging ornaments and can be a fun activity for the whole family.