7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday

December 10, 2014 by  
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“It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year ,” sings Andy Williams in my head, usually when I’m looking for a parking space at the grocery store, way in the back. But the singing is not always sarcastic in my head and I know that for my young children, each day of December holds the promise of something holiday related. Unfortunately, while Christmas can bring out the best in our giving spirits , it can also be a nightmare of consumerism at its worst and the packaging, wrappings, and trappings of holiday celebrations both small and large make it even worse. Fighting the “gimmes” with children at this time of year can be hard, especially when Santa is supposedly able to bring anything your child’s heart desires. Read on to learn how you can you make the holidays a little greener for the planet, a little kinder for everyone, and little lighter on your wallet. Read the rest of 7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: angel tree , budget , budget christmas , budget holiday , Chanukah , Charity , charity gifts , Christmas , christmas holiday , christmas holidays , decoration , decorations , diy decorations , gift giving , gifts , gingerbread , gingerbread houses , green christmas , green holiday , green xmas , hanukkah , Holiday , holiday on a budget , holiday season , holidays , kindness , Kwanzaa , lights , outdoor lights , patience , presents , solstice , time with family , winter solstice , Xmas , xmas holidays , Yule

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Pearl Izumi’s new headquarters blends into the rocky landscape of Colorado

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Pearl Izumi’s new headquarters blends into the rocky landscape of Colorado

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