Another Christmas come and gone in a whirlwind here at the Mom Goes Green household! I hope your holiday was wonderful and filled with every blessing imaginable! (Now I’m getting back into the groove with post #381 and gearing up for the New Year!)
As always, we had amazing and magical fun! Santa delivered exactly what was requested so the kids are thrilled (and nothing will be sitting, unwanted, under the tree!).
As every box and package was UNpacked, they were broken down and flattened and made their way into the recycling can… even the wrapping paper. The recycling can is FULL… and the garbage can?… hardly a thing added!
Tissue and bows were set aside and have made their way into storage for reuse next year too! All other family gifts were also given in bags recycled from last year so I didn’t need to purchase a single supply! Some family members even gave back the gift bags with a smile and a “Here… for next year!” Ahh, they know me well!
I’m also happy to report that at every gathering, our families used the REAL silverware, plates, bowls, glasses, cups and serveware… not a disposable in sight! Bravo, family… and thank you!
We’ll soon be weeding out old (but usable) clothing, toys, books and other household items to donate to charities that serve the less fortunate. I know we all tend to give before the holidays but remember, the need exists 365 days a year so it’s never too late, or too soon! Let the giving continue!
In the coming days I’ll give you more tips and tricks to wrap up the holidays and get you sent off into the New Year…
… But for now, I simply wish to say I hope your Christmas or holiday was as wonderful and magical as ours!