Nov
14
2011

Making the Holidays Green

The holidays are fast approaching, and you might be wondering how to make them a little greener. With just a few adjustments to your shopping (and your thinking), you can make your holiday environmentally friendly. It’s easy, and it’s fun.

Do It Yourself Holiday Cards: Make your own cards on recycled paper. Remember how much fun it used to be to make specialized cards for people when you were little? It’s still just as much fun, and they are so much more personal than a card bought from a store. Some ideas for your cards: Illustrations cut from an old Christmas story book, photos surrounded by glitter, or a poem written especially for the recipient.

Make your own decorations: It’s just as much fun making decorations as it is making cards. String together popcorn, paint or glitter (or both) nuts or pine cones, make wreaths from pine boughs or even old Christmas ornaments. The possibilities are endless. You can keep and use them again, year after year. That’s green, in and of itself.

Bake Your Gifts: Ditch the pre-packaged treats and make your own this year, and give them out as gifts. You might be surprised at the people who are happy at this kind of gift. It’s cheaper than purchasing gifts, there is less packaging waste, plus baking things especially for others is a thoughtful gift.

And don’t forget about buying in bulk! StocknGo offers discount hair products so buying in bulk makes sense. If you have a large family, lots of room-mates, or you have plenty of storage space, get a gift for yourself and use our ‘Buy the Case’ and enjoy the savings all year long.

Do you make your own gifts at the holidays? Let me know on twitter, Facebook, or leave me a comment here on the blog.

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