Sustainable x-mas time

It’s that time again! After the first two weekends of Advent and the feast of St. Nicholas, we go full speed towards Christmas Eve! We smell the scents of our childhood and enjoy the company of our loved ones.

Once again, Mynalabel is paying attention to sustainability, so we’ve put together a few tips for a sustainable holiday season.

GIFTS

Everyone has experienced it: a present with which you could not do anything.
Often these gifts disappear in a drawer and are never brought out again, and in the end, this is a waste for everyone involved.

Give the gift of time instead. YOUR TIME

Gifts that leave a lasting memory are experience gifts. A trip to the theme park, concert tickets or a photoshoot? These gifts stay with you for years, and no unwanted items accumulate with the person receiving the gift.

Sustainability with material gifts: no one needs plastic! Especially if the plastic is not recyclable. There is a sustainable option for just about any item. For example, refurbished electronics, wooden toys, and even clothing from organic, sustainable sources. Myna offers a whole range of clothing for a stylish woman here!

Less is more! Refrain from using packaging materials that are not sustainable. A lovely cotton or linen bag usually does the job. Packaging that can be used multiple times is best. For example, you can later use a nice glass container to store pasta or rice.

Do your loved ones already have everything? Give a gift to someone else on behalf of that person. E.g., animal adoption or a donation to a charity the person is involved.

THE FEAST

Cut down on meat dishes. There is now a vegetarian alternative that tastes at least as good. It’s worth a try, and it’s good for the planet!

When shopping, look for regional and seasonal products. It doesn’t have to be tropical fruit. This reduces CO2 emissions from transportation and gives Mother Earth a slight smile.

DECORATIONS

The table on Christmas Eve must look appealing. We all agree on that. But it doesn’t have to be something new every year! Avoid disposable tablecloths and napkins, and opt for tablecloths that you can reuse. This not only looks more upscale but also brings sustainability to your table!

Make your own Christmas decorations! Instead of buying new decorations, you can spend the time with your loved ones and craft them yourself. For example, angels made from fabric scraps discarded socks and t-shirts. Sustainable tree decorations also make great gifts! Stars made from felt or recycled water bottles! With a bit of imagination, you can conjure wonderful individual gifts from them.

Clothes – his year, opt for the sustainable option and combine these clothes with what you already own.

The holiday season is all about spending time with friends and family. Winter is a great time to do that!

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