I’m Dreaming of a ‘Green’ Christmas: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Christmas is just two days away and soon, millions around the world will gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s a beautiful time when families come together to hang stockings above the fireplace, string lights around the house and decorate the tree. As much as we love Christmas celebrations here at Blessed Tomorrow, we also love God's creation. That’s why we encourage you to go ahead and enjoy the Christmas holiday, but keep the earth in mind while doing it. Sarah Burke gives some tips on how to achieve this in her article, How To Keep It Green with Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations!

While you may be onboard with a ‘green’ Christmas, remember that others might take a little convincing. The key to climate communication is to keep it simple and not overwhelm people with the task at hand. In ecoAmerica’s new report, Connecting on Climate, one of the many tips to assist in spreading climate action amongst your church congregation is to ‘make behavior change easy.’ 

Additionally, being eco-friendly doesn't mean abandoning your Christmas tradition, it means getting creative to invent new ways of maintaining them with God’s creation in mind. The important thing to emphasize is that an environmentally friendly Christmas doesn't’t take away from the tradition, it adds to it by making it stronger and more meaningful.

This year, give the gift that really matters – a healthy environment for your friends and family to live, love and prosper. 

Merry Christmas and may God bless all of you during this holiday season.

How To Keep It Green with Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations!

By Sarah Burke for Greener Ideal

‘Tis the season, and you know what that means? Lots of drink, food, decorations and… well, lots of everything really. Christmas is all about overindulgence, excess consumption and… Giving? Family? Love? Something like that. But really, it’s all about stuff. 

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be so damaging.

There are multiple guides out there to help you celebrate on a budget, to keep the pounds off be eating mindfully and how to survive the family holiday without killing anybody.

But this article isn’t about any of those things.

Specifically, this post will tell you how you can easily decorate your home this Christmas in a way that minimizes the harmful impact that this jolly ole’ season can have on the environment. 

From the halls, to the decks, from the tip of your tree to the front door, there are ways that, even in the festive season, you can easily keep it green throughout your home.

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