SOME TIPS TO EASE THE STRESS OF PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS
Can you believe Christmas nearly here? Where has the year gone?
I love this time of year because it means spending time with the family and friends, getting away from routine, relaxing and enjoying nice food. However, I know for some it can be very stressful, with many people feeling overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done. But Christmas should be about having fun.
So, I decided to give you a helping hand to make Christmas a more enjoyable and less frantic occasion, while keeping the earth in mind. For the next few days, I will give some suggestions that will help you out, but also give you time to appreciate the important things in life. Starting with…
If you are still looking for gifts, why not get something from your garden (or from your nearest nursery or farm). Plants can bring a lot of colour to a home and can be the ideal gift for those who like gardening. Here are a few suggestions:
Potted plant – like flowers or succulents. Pretty the gift by adding a ribbon or get the kids to decorate the pot.
Herbs – for the cook in the family. Ideal to have near the kitchen and also, to add a touch of greenery.
Bring a basket of garden goodies – make a gift of the vegetables and fruit you have grown. Many people will appreciate it, as it is a great change from sweet and chocolate items many get.
Miniature fruiting tree – can be kept in a pot or sown in the garden. Ideal for those limited on space and yet want to have a garden.
Volunteer or a Voucher – for those moving house and need a helping hand with the landscaping, offer your services. This will be really appreciated. If you are not up to this, then a voucher to help them to get what they need or to get some help.
Hope this helps you out, while keeping it green,
Attracta & the earthly passion team.