Growing up in a household of 6, Christmas day was always BIG. It was the BEST, being too excited to sleep in so you’d wake your siblings up, and then hassle mum and dad hardcore to let you start opening presents! But I also remember the garbage bags full of wrapping paper, toy boxes, plastic, ribbons etc. None of it is really used for that long before its disposed of, its kinda sad really. We could all be doing better- including myself. Here are a few things I’ll be being conscious of this festive season-
Make a christmas tree
Out of anything. Draw one and stick in on your wall. Use a pot plant/actual tree and decorate til your heart is content. Create one out of red and green beer cans. Obviously purchase a tree if you’ll have it for the next 5+ years! PS: I definitely wish my Xmas tree was a jacaranda! How beautiful are they.
Use anything else for wrapping paper
Wrapping paper is a waste of paper and money. Use news paper, re-use wrapping paper that you’ve stored in your cupboard from a previous gift you were given b/c you’re an eco warrior :P. Use an old pillow case(it add’s character). Get creative!
If you’re reading this and you too are from a big family you won’t be a stranger to this suggestion. It’s exhausting buying for so many people/why spend money on something that you know the receiver won’t LOVE?! My fam and I used a gift exchange generator app so no one knowwwwws who each other got… JK’s we all talk and have most prob spilled many beans. I love this idea though and it makes gift giving more fun.
Self explanatory. Make them your own! Or get a touch note account and send your loved ones post cards for $2! Best site ever.
Eat all of the leftovers
This must be done. Is it even Christmas if you aren’t eating all of the same food groups for 5 days solid? There will be no waste! Absolutely the best part about Christmas though- cooking, food + fam! Bring it on.
Donate something this Christmas. $5 to a charity, dry goods to a food bank or some old clothing items. You’ll feel better for it.
Came across this quote and thought it was fitting, “This is a beautiful day, I’ve never seen this one before” -Maya Angelou. Hope everyone is having a lovely week! Good vibrations, positive moments and money manifestation’s are being sent your way! Ciao x