Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Day 239 of our Green Year: Natural Decorations

Christmas is the time of year for two main colors, red and green. Well, green is more than just a color during the Christmas season, it is also a way of life. So far this Christmas season, Layla and I have limited what we buy, stuck mainly to local retailers and bought green gifts for each other. The gifts are wrapped in old newspapers, bags and more and we have a fake tree (although a real tree from the right provider can be better than a fake tree).

For our next Christmas green task, we are choosing to scale back our decorations, buy no new decorations and if we want a new decoration, we use a natural decoration.

A few weeks ago, one of our readers told us that they collect old pine branches, leaves and more from the yard, and then use those to make decorations for the house. This is a great ideas because it allows you to use what is already outside ready for use, and it helps give your home a natural feel to it.

As we mentioned, other than solar lights, we are not buying any decorations this year. There are some old decorations here and we will recycle those, and we are going to begin to see the types of natural decorations we can create using branches, leaves and pine cones. There are many tips on the net for how to do this, and all it takes is a bit of crafting skill (something Layla has in abundance). We will let you know how it goes.

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