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Posted by Gaby on 08/12/15

The run up to Christmas

Our Eco-Elves have taken time out of their busy schedule to offer some great ideas to make this Christmas a special one.

How to have an Eco Christmas:

It can be so easy to get lost in the magic of Christmas however it is also that time of year where a lot of food goes to waste, too many presents are forgotten about and a lot of packaging is used and not recycled.

Huffington Post have come up with some great ways to have an ecotastic Christmas, from the candles to the food there’s many ways to ensure your Christmas day is perfect for you and for the planet.

Also another great way to make your house sparkle more is by hand crafting your decorations using household items. Here are some great ideas on Use What You Have to upcycle household items for Christmas decorations.

Upcycled Rose Reef made from Cardboard

Mason Jars into Outdoor Luminaries

Mason Jars into Outdoor Luminaries

Mason Jars into Waterless Snow Globes

Sheet Music into Pitch-Perfect Placemats

Sheet Music into Pitch-Perfect Placemats

Christmas dishes from around the world

There are many forms of a ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner from Clams and Scrampi in Italy to KFC branded chicken in Japan, no matter where you’re celebrating Christmas it all boils down to the same thing, food. Here are 29 ways in which other countries celebrate during the big day.

Chiles En Nogada - Mexico

Chiles En Nogada – Mexico

Doro Wat on Injera - Ethiopia

Doro Wat on Injera – Ethiopia

Zakuski - Russia

Zakuski – Russia

Pavo Trufado de Navidad - Spain

Pavo Trufado de Navidad – Spain

We wish you a veggie Christmas…

We’ve come up with a great solution to avoid that stressful Christmas roast dinner by cooking a vegan stress free dinner instead. There’s many ways to change up a Christmas feast and this is just one of them, an all vegan dinner is a great way to celebrate such a magical time. BBC Good Food have created a scrumptious selection of vegan dishes, not to be missed this Christmas…

Click Here to find more recipes for a perfect vegan Christmas dinner

Christmas markets in the UK:

10 great Christmas markets

10 great Christmas markets

Time Out have compiled a list of 10 markets around the UK to visit during the festive period. Perhaps an alternative to the high street? You decide…

Fun & Games

The last bit has to be something fun…
So why not have a go at our Eco-Christmas themed word search and crossword puzzle

Featured Image: Jamie McCaffrey

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