A Holiday Green Tip from the Green Sanctuary Committee
Simple Gifts - Do yourself and the Earth a favor this holiday season by simplifying your gift giving and decorating. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Shop locally—perhaps at First Parish’s Holly Day Artisan Faire!!
Consider the life of your purchase.
Donate unwanted gifts.
Resist the temptation to buy more.
Give your time, not stuff.
Give a donation to the charity of your recipient’s choice.
Use reusable shopping bags.
Use wrapping paper that is responsibly made and includes high recycled content.
Reuse wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons and bows.
Use recycled card art and sprigs of live evergreen in place of tags and bows on your gifts.
Reuse newspapers or magazines to make your own wrap.
For someone you no longer want to exchange gifts with, send a gift exemption voucher.
Decorate your home with items from nature.
Use real dishes and cloth napkins when entertaining.
Spend time with loved ones doing things that bring you joy—don’t get caught up in the stress of commercialization.
Many of these tips came from http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/publiced/holidays/LessWaste.pdf
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
6pm – 9pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013
9am – 3pm
First Parish UU Church
50 School St, Bridgewater
**Handcrafted gifts from Local Artisans**
***Antiques Greens Raffle***
***Delicious Desserts- Friday Evening***
**Famous Soup Lunch – Saturday 10am-2pm**
****Visit from Mrs. Santa- Saturday****