How to have a Sustainable Christmas with CelticWind

Green Gift Wrapping

Almost all wrapping paper ends up in a landfill because it cannot be recycled. Think about the vast amount of paper that ends up laying somewhere for years and years. Choose recyclable wrapping paper or paper made of hemp, wrap some twine, add some sprigs of eucalyptus and treat your loved ones to some rustic, recyclable gift paper. 

 

Creating your own Christmas Decorations

There's something about the holiday season that just makes you want to get crafty, whether that's doing something as simple as cutting out a few paper snowflakes to hang on the window, or taking the time to build an elaborate gingerbread house to serve as a centerpiece. Whatever the case may be, you'll soon be itching to turn your home into a cosy winter wonderland — and the good news is we've got the DIY Christmas decoration ideas to make it happen. 

 

Buy Smart this Christmas

There is a lot of pressure to get Christmas right. Don’t succumb to the Christmas panic and buy gifts that will end up being tossed or unused. Buy that special someone a gift that they will love and appreciate. Make every gift count by buying things with value and purpose. This year, don’t think flashy, think personal and practical! Here at Celtic Wind we love this special Beeswax Gift Wrap. Why not gift something that serves more than one purpose? Secure with some ribbon or natural twine and leave a note for the receiver on how to use the food wrap in the kitchen. Now that's sustainability!

 

Shop local this Christmas

Most of you will do your shopping online and probably from major corporations like Amazon, known for their environmental exploitation. This year, try shopping locally. When you buy local, you’re supporting local families and helping boost a strong, sustainable local economy. A growing interest in supporting local communities, has created a new crop of local currencies, which can be spent in more than 200 locally-owned businesses. Explore using the East London and Liverpool digital pound. Bristol have also explored this similar idea with their own local currency. And here at the heart of it all, where Celtic Wind was born, check out our local town Dundalk, Shop local vouchers, they are the perfect all year round gift idea and are not just for Christmas.

 

A Sustainable Gift Idea: Hemp!

CBD (cannabidiol) is derived from the hemp plant, arguably the most sustainable plant out there. Hemp grows in abundance, can be refined and used for many commercial products like paper, clothes, etc and it also isolates carbon. So, instead of buying someone a flight or a new pair of shoes, get them some hemp products and reduce your carbon footprint! As a local company, Celtic Wind can meet all of your CBD needs this Christmas. Not to mention the many benefits cannabidiol has. If you want to read more about the benefits of CBD, Click Here. 

 

Go Digital this year with Greenvelope

Save the trees, save your time and save your money with Greenvelope. They donate a percentage of every sale to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains the forests. Together we can invest in a greener future. Greenvelope strives to deliver the most elegant electronic invitation service by emulating the experience of opening a “traditional” printed invitation. By creating a positive online experience, we hope more hosts will consider sending invitations electronically this year for Christmas. 

 

Gift a Memory that will last forever

Gifting memories instead of stuff means that you are creating a memorable experience that creates happiness and in the long run makes for a much better gift indeed!
Gift a lesson: The Gift of knowledge or a skill is something that lasts a lifetime! Gift a cooking class, dance lessons or driving lessons. By giving the gift of lessons, you’re also gifting a lifelong skill.
Gift of taste: Here at Celtic Wind we are big fans of tasty treats, anything that doesn't add to the clutter is fantastic! Gift your loved ones with these beautiful Salted caramel cappuccino chocolate pots, pinch in some of our CBD Powder for a more natural and earthy treat! 

 

Gift a Donation this Christmas

The holidays are a time to cherish all of the wonderful people in your life. But while you gather around the Christmas tree with your family and friends, it's important to take some time to consider the people less fortunate than you. In addition to donating to causes close to your heart and giving your time to serve in your community, why don't you think about giving the gift of plantation. Planting trees can help stop global warming and provide beauty to the landscape. Click here to give the gift of hope for many. 

 

A Plant-based Dinner for Christmas

Crimbo is all about the food, from the mince pies to your Granda’s famous brussel sprouts and even to the traditionally delicious turkey and ham. But, it is that turkey and ham that may be causing irreversible damage to the earth. The meat industry has been known for the exploitation of animals and the overuse of water. Instead, why not have a tofurky this year? You’re saving an animal’s life and over 1,100 gallons of water.

 

From all of us at Celtic Wind we wish you a Hempy Christmas! 

 

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