This story will show you 10 simple ways to have a more eco-friendly Christmas without losing any of the festive fun

10 Tips to Make Your Christmas Eco-Friendly

Picking the perfect Christmas tree plays a big part in having an eco-friendly celebration

Sustainable Christmas tree options

Create your own decorations using things you might throw away like old newspapers, magazines, or scrap fabric

DIY decorations using recycled materials

Choose presents from companies that care about the environment and treat their workers fairly

Choosing Thoughtful and Eco-Friendly Gifts

Use creative and eco-friendly wrapping. Try using pretty fabric to wrap gifts – it’s not only nice to look at but also can be used again.

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

Instead of making many separate trips to different stores, try combining your shopping into one outing

Planning and consolidating shopping trips

Check out nearby markets, craft fairs, and independent stores for special and sustainable gifts.

Choosing Local Businesses and Artisans

When you buy things, try to pick items with less packaging or packaging that is good for the environment.

Avoiding excessive packaging

LED lights are a better choice than old-fashioned incandescent ones. LED lights use less electricity and last longer.

LED lights vs. traditional incandescent lights

To save energy and have an eco-friendlier Christmas, try using timers or smart plugs for your holiday lights.

Timers and smart plugs for efficient energy use

To help the environment, pick reusable plates, cups, and utensils for your celebrations.

Reducing Plastic Waste During Celebrations