Don’t forget the planet this Christmas
Christmas is great, but the unnecessary consumerism is over the top sometimes – people sometimes buy junk gifts just to give something, and we eat way too much. Hurting the planet hurts us all and hurts our kids the most.
Make sure you give back to the planet. Recycle. And use Boxing Day to go through all your old stuff and get it ready to donate to charity or give it away free on Facebook. There is no point in hoarding things you don’t want, or won’t use. Give them away.
There are places that take old Christmas trees (even old plastic ones you might be getting rid of). Christmas cards can be kept and kids can use them for crafts next Christmas.
Calm your boxing day shopping, limit yourself to things you actually need. You need food, clothing, and shelter, you don’t need more clutter.
I don’t want to be too preachy, but as a mom of two I am seeing the planet going into the toilet because of all the consumerism of junk. It’s honestly frightening. We need to love our planet MORE than we love possessions.