Christmas is in the air. And I, Joe Schnaier, am once again looking for some great Christmas decoration ideas that will not only add joy to the season but will also help preserve the environment.
Ecobites.com yields exactly what I am looking for. I love what I’ve read about their advice on putting up a Christmas tree. Of course, everybody wants to have it in their home during the season, but it is always good to consider the environment beforehand.
According to the article, if you are considering having a real tree, you should purchase from a small-scale sustainable grower and choose a tree with roots. Why? So that it can be replanted! Now, that’s a very nice idea and something that I might emphasize from now on in every Joe Schnaier Christmas blogs. Moreover, the potted roots should be wrapped with hessian. Afterwards, it can be decorated with natural elements that can add up to its eco-friendliness.
Another alternative I’ve read is recycling dead twigs. The branches can be painted or burnished and then decorated with bows, painted eggs, star cut-outs, waxdipped pine cones, home-made baubles, ginger bread decorations, etc.
Okay, that’s it for now. I’m now going to the nearest small-scale sustainable grower to purchase a tree, or I might as well consider recycling dead twigs.