Christmas can be a really wasteful holiday. On average, Americans waste 25% more between Thanksgiving and New Years.
Think of all the extra food, gifts, and decor that come with the holiday. Living a zero waste lifestyle has allowed me to focus on what makes the season truly joyful. Instead, of focusing on all of the things, I'm focusing on the people.
Justin and I get the same thing for each other every year. We get each other tickets to an event of some sort. He'll get me tickets to a musical or opera, and I'll get him tickets to a sporting event or concert. We keep it really simple!
I've got a super HUGE announcement....
I'm hosting a free holiday webinar next week!
That's right, you and me are going to hang out LIVE!
I will answer all of your pressing question + there will be a giveaway + a super top secret surprise...
changing the narrative:
Why are we throwing away so much more? How can we stop the over consumptions? What are we really throwing away? What are we buying? Is it worth it? Does it add value to our lives?
decor and food:
Is it better to have a real tree or a fake one? Does going zero waste mean you're a scrooge for the holidays? Can you still decorate and have fun? What about feeding a crowd? How does all of this happen with out creating loads of waste?
receiving and giving gifts:
How do you know you're buying a good gift for someone else? How do you handle recieving gifts? What if someone buys you something you don't love or need?
Have any pressing questions? This is not a pre-recorded training. I'll be able to answer all your questions throughout the presentation.
super top secret surprise:
Can't tell you anything about this, so you'll have to tune in live.
A lot of things have changed since last December.
some of my favorite gift ideas:
- museum passes
- aquarium or theme park passes
- try a new restaurant
- go on a trip or have people fund part of a trip
- rent a boat
- season tickets to the theatre
- tickets to go rockwall climbing, lazertag, trampolining, ziplining, go karting
- hobby classes: cooking, photography, foraging, sewing
- donate in someone's name or volunteer together
There are so many fun things to do. I also like to check out Groupon for things to do around town. One year my friend and I gifted each other kickboxing classes. We went together for 6 weeks. It was such a great present!
I love receiving experiences instead of things. I have all the things I need. My house is already too cluttered. (it is after all only 300 sq. ft.!)
Sometimes, friends and family need things, and gifting a non-zero waster some sweet zero waste gear is also a great way to encourage good habits for the coming year. Just a little *wink-wink / nudge-nudge*
Don't worry your little zero waste Christmas conversion secret will be safe with me. ;)
What are some of you favorite gift ideas?