I feel this is the first year that I am truly taking stock of everything that is in our home, what will be coming into our home, and how we are gifting.
I am by no means a minimalist, and I know as a family we do create waste, but we are all more aware of things now. We look at shopping differently and with Christmas fast approaching, we are really looking at purchases differently. We check for packaging, we determine if the items can be of long-term use, and if it is something we just like, we make sure we will like it a really long time (making sure it’s of good quality as well).
I will never stop gifting. It’s not what I want to do. However, our intentions are clearer with each gift we purchase. AS I was thinking of the holidays and what it takes to make them happen as a mama, I put together a list of ways to reduce waste this Christmas. Consider it a helpful list to review before shopping. You can find the post on Omaiki.com, called Preparing a Less Wasteful Holiday Season.
In the end, it all helps us get back to the true meaning of Christmas. Helping our children see meaningful ways to celebrate will help them so much in their future as consumers.
I would love to know your thoughts. Do you think less waste is possible for Christmas?