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Green is the new White this Christmas

Written by Robyn Keet

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, and the way you celebrate this festive night is a reflection of your personal preferences, your traditions and culture. For some, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a table filled to the brim with home-made meals while others wouldn’t celebrate this day without showing their love through gifts.

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.

Agnes M. Pahro.

The 2020 festive season is bound to be a unique one, as the celebrations will take place in our smaller bubbles at home. During this period, we will not only be reflecting on the world-shifting events of the past year, but we will also be looking hopefully ahead to a new year; hope for the good health of not only our global community but also for our planet. Just as we are encouraged to get creative in celebrating Christmas virtually with friends and family, let us not forget to also look for ways to enjoy the magic of Christmas without compromising the environment. Have you heard that green is the new white this Christmas? And why don’t you use our symbolic sustainable gift to see how you can make your Christmas greener?

The sustainable Christmas gift

At BrightWolves we made a symbolic sustainable Christmas present that represents the four main aspects of our Christmas celebrations: friends & family, Christmas meal, gifts, and decorations. Each of these can be made a little greener but it’s up to you to choose how you want to fill in your sustainable gift. Perhaps you want to focus solely on ensuring your Christmas meal is environmentally friendly, or you prefer to make each section a little more sustainable. Whatever you decide, we gathered some ideas below that will help you to make your Christmas green this year.

Friends & Family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Being sustainable can mean more than just caring for the environment; it is also about caring for those you hold dear, both near and far. While the 2020 festive season will probably look a little different as the large physical gatherings won’t be possible, this does not mean we cannot feel the sense of connection over Christmas. This year arrange a video call with a family member while you prepare your fa