Merry Christmas!

Christmas Cactus: In Europe, these plants are largely produced for sale in the period before Christmas, that’s why the name. My new buddy.

Wish you all a Merry Christmas! Aren’t Christmas trees a sight? I decorated one recently with the help of recycled materials. Thanks to Friends of the Newton Grove. It was a part of their 4th Annual Christmas Carolling, a free community event. An event full of positivity and warmth!

But, what about artificial Christmas trees? It was found that a natural Christmas tree has lower impacts on the environment than an artificial tree, according to an independent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by ellipsos inc., a firm of experts in sustainable development.

And when you are done, there are plenty of ways you can give your tree a new life:

  • Make mulch or compost
  • Create a habitat for local wildlife, be it birds, rodents, or fishes
  • Make DIY projects like the one in the photo above, they can be used as coasters too
  • Or simply give it to your local organization who can recycle it for you.

Merry Christmas!



  1. Christmas must be one of the most wasteful times of year. Generally all celebrations are wasteful. I suppose that’s part of the point of them – consuming things that aren’t necessary. I’m not really much of a party person, to be honest :(


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