While this year the holiday festivities may look a bit different, there are still great opportunities to spread the love and holiday cheer in a safe and eco-friendly way.
Here are some ideas for this holiday season:
Feeling cooped up?
Instead of packing up the car to head over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, how about taking a short drive to your favorite local trail for a socially distanced hike. You’ll save gas by staying local, protect your family and friends by staying outdoors in the fresh air, and make memories to last a lifetime!
Time on your hands?
If you have extra time this season from avoiding the stores and missing the usual parties or events, consider volunteering your time or donating to help others in your community. While we all wish we could gather and celebrate the season we can use this time to help causes and organizations that lift others up and bring comfort and security to our community instead.
If you don’t feel compelled to make your regular shopping trips for holiday gifts this year, try your hand at making some gifts instead. Get your creative juices flowing and give gifts made with eco-friendly materials like paper, cork, or recycled/reused objects. Not feeling creative? Check out local artisans that sell through Etsy.com, their personal websites, or have local pickup or delivery options. They’ll certainly appreciated the support.
“Someone else always cooks the holiday meal, what do I do?”
If your holiday table will look a little different this year, take this opportunity to try some new recipes! Keep it eco-friendly by choosing organic, local, and sustainable ingredients when possible. Try adding some new vegetarian dishes to your menu as well, you might find a new holiday favorite!