Friday, December 21, 2007

Tips for A Green And Frugal Holyday Season

1. This photo of a Christmas tree is made available through Dover dot com. They give free photo samples every week and they can be seasonal and cultural. They have a lot of Celtic designs available.

2. I am reusing Christmas bags for gift wrapping...making sure they still look like new. If the name tag is used I just cut it off and make a new one or use a stick on one.

3. I am also using new Christmas bags, tins, and boxes that I had left over from last year or bought at the after Christmas sales when things can be found for up to 75% off which is really nice when you like pretty things.

4. My kitchen is open for making food gifts too. This year I am planning on making Chocolate Truffles rolled in cocoa and powdered sugar. A rich and tasteful gift. One that I would like to receive too.

5. We are reusing our small "Charlie Brownish" artificial Christmas tree this year and decorating it with ornaments that I realized are mostly gifts or were bought on vacations. These give our Holidays memories and warmth we appreciate.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

I like your tips! I'm doing more homemade stuff this year too.

elle said...

Hey Tam...thanks for visiting!
I really like your homemade seasoning!
A printout of the recipe would be a neat addition.