10 ways on how to have a sustainable Christmas
1 Scarf wrapping
Pick up or buy second hand scarfs to wrap your gifts for Christmas. Lay the scarf on the table. Place the gift in the middle of the scarf. Then pick up a corner from each side and tie. Then do the same with the other corner.
2 Buy local
Simple as that. Buy local.
3 Choose gifts that last
Think long term. Don't buy cheap plastic gifts.
4 Donate a gift
For the person who has everything, how about donating to charity and giving them a card to let them know this.
5 Homemade cards
Use old pieces of cardboard to make your own cards. A bit like scrap booking.
6 Natural Christmas tree
Try making a driftwood Christmas tree or a living plant in a pot. Don't buy another plastic one.
7 Make your own crackers
Try making your own crackers. A great thing to do with the kids.
8 Be connected
Enjoy your family. Ignore differences and sing loudly, hug often and enjoy your day.
9 Homemade baking
Make your own Christmas cake. Our favourite recipe is Nigella Lawson's Christmas cake recipe. Easy and in her recipe she makes reference to New Zealand! Make your own Christmas pies. Try one of our recipes here.
10 Left overs
After Christmas day, turn all your left overs into a delicious omelette or just fry on the BBQ. Put your fresh fruit in the freezer to use later in an ice pop.