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Dreaming of a Green Christmas Recap

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Photo by wintersoul1

greenxmas-logoLast winter, I went all out and published my Dreaming of a Green Christmas series, which was extremely detailed and well-received. Instead of rehashing all that information, I just want to point you in the direction of those archived posts and the very helpful comments that they received, since the information presented in them is still relevant and accurate. I love all the information that was added by the readers that I didn’t think of when I was writing the series. I also have some new resources that I’ll present here to help you in greening your holiday season.

If you are still shopping for gifts, don’t forget to visit our Green Gift Guide, which is chock full of ideas for everyone on your list, from your husband to the kids and even the family pet! And keep coming back this week and next for some giveaways from retailers and manufacturers that are featured in the gift guide! The giveaways will be short so they can end before Christmas, so don’t miss them!

NEW RESOURCES

As I mentioned, I have discovered some great new resources since last year, and I’d love to share them with you.

Fabric gift wrap by Chewing the Cud

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I’ve always taken great pride in my gift wrapping. Now that I’ve decided to forgo paper on all gifts except a few for the kids, I’m having to go the extra mile with my creativity. I LOVE these fabric gift wraps from Chewing the Cud! These beautiful patterns are printed on organic cotton with soy-based inks, and they are absolutely lovely!  Can you imagine how happy someone would be to get a gift wrapped in one of these gorgeous prints? Each wrap measures 28″ x 28″, so the can accommodate gifts of reasonable sizes. Price: $10/ea.

Goody Green Bag

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It’s no longer hard to find reusable shopping bags. But if you plan on using them to wrap presents, why not inject a little style, color and fun? Goody Green Bags offer a dose of all three. Price: $9.95/ea; $45.95 for a sample pack of 6 bags

Recycled Sail Stockings

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We don’t have a mantel on which to hang our stockings, but if you do, these versions by Etsy seller reiter8 are awesome. As the name implies, they are made in the U.S. from upcycled boat sails. How’s that for a nautical holiday? Price: $46-48
As I discover new resources, I will add them to this post. In the meantime, I am looking for photos of readers’ fully decorated Christmas trees. I have a few submissions, but I’m looking for more. Want to see your tree featured at Green Your Decor with a link back to your blog (if you have one)? Submit your story and tree photos now!

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

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