“I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become… but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress.”~May Sarton
This year, as you prepare for Christmas, don’t get caught up in the commercialism and hustle bustle mentality. Instead, be of the mindset to make each task enjoyable. For me that means: cutting down my tree at a local Christmas tree farm and supporting local farmers, buying my wreath from a local farm stand, decorating a little less but with more living greens I pick in my yard, avoiding the mall and shopping on line or at local boutiques, giving fewer “things”, saving paper by wrapping gifts in holiday dish towels, colorful scarves or newsprint, serving easy and nutritious meals and keeping it simple!
Check out “Greening Your Holidays” for ideas: