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Have yourself a great Christmas!

  • by JW

Have yourself a sustainable Christmas!

Have yourself a money/planet-saving Christmas!


Here are some ideas for having a great Festive Season – without spending too much and without too much of an impact…

Recycle Devon give a few good pointers for eCards

Looking for a no-cost [Optional donation to the charity], no-waste way to spread some festive cheer? Look no further than charity e-cards! With plenty of designs to choose from, you can send a card to family and friends no matter where in the world they live…

And Recycle Devon are also sharing a competition to win a hamper – by doing a bit of recyling:

Pledge to recycle all your aluminium drink cans, foil trays, wrapping foil, empty aerosols & tubes in the comments section below & you could win a hamper of goodies in time for #Christmas!

Martin Lewis in his Money Show last month gave some of his best Christmas 2023 money-saving advice:

Time to agree to ban unnecessary Christmas presents, the best gift may be not buying anyone anything. Watch & share if you agree…

Here are a few ideas from Oxfam – on how to have a sustainable Christmas, with this as a pick:

A sustainable Christmas with the kids

Make the most of some quality one-to-one time with the kids this Christmas.

Set up an extra-long reading stint with a few treats and their favourite tales and to help with this, we have a huge range of children’s books to choose from!

Pint-sized Bake Off fan in the family? Cooking together is always fun and our cakes and baking cookery book section has all the inspiration you need.

What about a dino dash puzzle? Or maybe they’d like a dog snap card game to entertain during the dark nights. You can find a large range of second hand board games including vintage board games like Ker-Plunk to bring out the kid in everyone.

To finish, here’s an innovative list of ways to make the festive season greener from Positive News:

Here’s how to go green this Christmas, while also saving some money

7. Regifting and secondhand gifts

According to a study, the amount of manmade material created each week weighs the same as Earth’s total population. Don’t add to it: regift unwanted presents, search for secondhand gems in charity shops, hand make your own sustainable safekeeps and avoid anything that requires batteries.

Loved Before is one of a number of organisations that find new homes for preloved playthings. They have save many a cuddly toy from an inglorious trip to landfill. “I see it as changing the world one soft toy at a time,” says founder Charlotte Liebling. “I’m not going to ‘fix’ climate change by reselling bears, but what I can do is show younger generations what secondhand and sustainability looks like.”