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This means trying to buy less plastic and use recyclable materials.

This could include, buying a second hand gift, regifting a gift or making a gift.

I have decorated tealight candles with paint and glitter and have used card to make a box. I really enjoyed making it and think I have done a fabulous job of it.

Justlooking2
a week ago
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lornaae
lornaaea week ago

Always try to make Christmas green by using brown paper instead of wrapping paper (although have noticed that a lot of places are selling recyclable wrapping paper this year). Also trying to avoid presents with a lot of plastic and/or unnecessary packaging (eg buying share bars of chocolate instead of selection boxes).

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

lornaae I have been noticing this too which is great. I shop alot from Primark and their bags are reusable for wrapping paper. They did it last year and also this year which is fantastic.

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

Yes I’m trying to cut down on waste so I’ve just ordered some fabric gift bags which are reusable. Extra bonus is it will save me time and effort on wrapping presents 😄

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

snoogans888 That's a really good idea! Im sure I have extra fabric laying around somewhere. Im not good at wrapping either so I will make use of this idea. Thank you for suggesting it!

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

Justlooking2 I was going to make my own but I’ve not learned how to use my sewing machine yet! I do have an old pillow case which I’m going to make into a stocking/sack for my 3 yr old (she won’t care how shoddy my sewing skills are 😂)

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

snoogans888 At that age they don't criticize 😂🤣🤣 she will definitely be thankful for it, that's for sure.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca week ago

Someone around has gone green, but not that type of green.

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Pppathome
Pppathomea week ago
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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
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a week ago

Justshopping please do not ask for likes on comments it goes against our guidelines and can result in your post being removed. Thank you

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

Im trying to be greener so this year I will use recyclable brown wrapping paper tied with ribbon. Also I’m trying to cut down on gifting but this suggestion hasn’t been well received.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
a week ago

Pjran If you shop from primark, their bags are brown paper and reusable. You can reused it to wrap your present which also comes with a tag.

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

Justlooking2 thanks I didn’t know that. Unfortunately we don’t live near a primary so wouldn’t be ethical driving all that way.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
a week ago

Pjran That's true, but if you have any friends or family that live near a primark and shop from there. You can let them know

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snoogans888
snoogans888a week ago

Pjran I suggested to my fiancé to only buy for his niece and nephew rather than his whole family but he didn’t like that idea. His sister is super fussy and she gives us a list of what to buy for her so seems pointless to me!

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
a week ago

snoogans888 really? Wow. How can someone write a wishlist. That's quite selfish. I think her present time should be over😂😂and I think your right and I absolutely agree with you. Your husband should focus on the kids, his niece and nephew.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

All of our decorations this year are 2nd hand from my mum. It's our first Christmas in our new house, so it will be even more special with the decorations from when I was young. We always use gift bags in our house, use the front of old Christmas cards as gift tags, using recyclable wrapping paper, only buying the food that we really need and only getting presents that we know the recipient will actually use.

I buy 2nd hand items throughout the year and be as green as I can afford to be, so I try to continue this at Christmas.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
a week ago

MrsCraig This sounds amazing. I love the fact that you are using second hand decorations from your mum. It will be special for you as well as the children and you create more memories. In our house, we always reuse the gift bags because there's no point of buying more, when the bag is in good condition.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Always green.I'm a celtic womble.

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoula week ago

Its great for making things of your own re using and up cycling but it is a shame many toy companies still use a hell of a lot of plastic, some more than even needed

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

wonderingsoul yes, and they should stop using plastic. In my opinion I think they should start fixing the toys that are not working and reselling those or making toys but without the use of plastic.

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hspexy
hspexya week ago

I’ve been wrapping gifts with newspapers, as I can’t stand spending money on gift wrapping for it all to be torn to shreds and binned within seconds

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
a week ago

hspexy That's a brilliant idea! Me neither I can't stand it. First of all, you spend money and time for it to he wrapped. Second, it's ripped open and thrown in the bin. A complete waste of time and money.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

I am definitely going green this year as I am not buying presents so won’t be wrapping up anything and not purchasing any Christmas decorations

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

eyeballkerry Thats good. There's other ways of celebrating. For example, making food. Everyone loves food.

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