Quite a few Christmas checklists meticulously plan out a perfect Christmas. These checklists often incorporate colour coding and precise timelines. This is not one of those checklists.
It’s Christmas Eve and every year you’ve promised yourself you’ll do your shopping early, but this year is no different! You think about rushing to the shops and spending crazy amounts of money on presents that will pushed to one side in a matter of days. So why not change the meaning of Christmas this year?
Have you ever thrown something away and felt guilty? If so you can do one of two things. You can squash that guilt down and try to ignore it, only to have it crop up again every time you hear a news story about global warming or ocean pollution. Or you can embrace that guilt and use it to positively change what you do with your broken items.
Did you know that the 2018 word of the year according to the Collins Dictionary was “single-use”? That goes to show just how worried we all are about our planet and the products, specifically plastics, that we throw away.
Tis the season to be generous! For hundreds of years we’ve brightened up the darkest days of winter by exchanging gifts with the people we love. (Even before Christmas caught on, gift giving around the winter solstice was a pagan tradition.)