Written by: Shawna Hamilton
Upcycled party favours too! Here are some upcycled snack ideas that would be perfect for a holiday platter:
2. Ditch the Disposable Wrapping Paper and use leftover fabric, newspaper, or reusables. Even items you find at thrift stores can make great decorative boxes or bags. You’ll reduce waste, but also save on money down the road! No more giant bags filled with paper scraps at the curb!
Here are some fun alternatives to traditional wrapping paper:
3. Donate What You Don’t Need. Consider donating your time or resources to those in need. Help distribute food by donating non-perishables to local food drives. Donate housewares to thrift and second-hand shops, and small appliances to your local tool library.
Check out these links for suggestions of how you can help this holiday season:
How many times have you heard people say they prefer handmade gifts?! We all love that personal touch. Use found items or items you have at home to create something. You don’t need to be an artist!
Here are some easy ideas to get your creativity flowing:
5. Opt for Virtual Gifts or Experiences such as a subscription to an online journal, meditation app, or a gift card to a local entertainment venue (bowling, movies, restaurants). What better gift is there than spending time with your loved ones? Or, take it one step further and donate to a cause in someone’s name.
Here are some virtual gift ideas: