Go Green Christmas is the subject matter my mom came up with when I ask her to be a guest blogger.
I think my mom is a very talented writer, and hope to have her write more for this blog. The Christmas season is upon us and what can we do to stay green? This is what she wrote.......
Wow it is that special time of year again, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. I love Christmas time, it's when everyone and everything seems to shine just a little bit brighter. It's a time when I always reminisce about past Christmas'. One of my favorite things was spending Christmas eve at my parents house with my family watching my son and niece decorate the Christmas tree. One of my special memories would have to be wrapping presents with my mother, she would wrap presents and I would put the bows, ribbons, and name tags on them.
All the while we would be talking about life, family and dreams.
I truly treasure those moments I was able to share with her. Over the last few years my husband and I have become much more conscience of recycling and also of trying to buy more recycled products. Recently I found several sites where I can purchase wrapping paper for all occasions, not only is the paper recycled but the ink is soy based. Green Field Paper Company is a great site. Here's the link http://www.greenfieldpaper.com/
Conservatree is another place to purchase great recycled paper products. http://conservatree.org/
Save-on-Crafts is another site
GreenAnswers.com is a site I have found that helps you find green companies and products.
You can also make homemade name tags from recycled craft or scrapbook paper. It's a great idea for a family night with your kids or grandchildren. Another way to recycle Christmas wrapping paper that you may have laying around, or that has been used to for packing material.
Once Christmas is over and you have taken down the tree, you can use the needles as mulch. A wide variety of plants require acidic soil, what better way than pine needles.
Just cut the limbs off the tree into smaller sections and lay them down in the soil.
There are other great ideas for your trees over at
It has really become a major way of life, to conserve, recycle and also buy organic products & food. There are also ways to conserve and save money for yourself. I know that purchasing new Christmas lights is the last thing you probably want to do but they use 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights.
The Led Christmas tree lights can be purchased for around 10 dollars a strand. In the long run you will be saving more then you are spending to replace your old lights. As a society we have to make these changes for our environment. It really isn't difficult to do, like anything else in our lives it is just a matter of starting one day at a time, until it becomes part of our daily routine.
We are so pleased to lend our support to Green Thumb Barbers, which is doing such a great service to our environment. I hope I have helped give you some idea's to add to your Christmas Merriment, and something you can carry on throughout the year.
Thanks so much for the blog Mom!!
Great information found here on how to Go Green Christmas!!
Christmas time at Disneyland 2001
Me, My Dad, My Mom, and Amanda