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Merry Christmas and Our Dinner Menu

As a multi-cultural family, we celebrate Christmas on both the 24thper my tradition and on the 25thper James upbringing. Christmas eve we’re home and start our day with rice porridge and saffron buns and later we’ll have dinner while Christmas day we’ll be at my in-law’s house. Here is what …

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Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas

By Fredrica Syren:  Zero waste and Christmas seem so opposite. It’s hard to imagine how you can even attempt to accomplish a zero waste holiday at all. So much waste is created from excessive food waste, disposable products, wrapping paper and — oh, let’s not forget — all the gifts that may …

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DYI Healthy Christmas Goodies

By Fredrica Syren: Oh, Christmas and how much I love you! The lights, the mood, getting together with friends and family, And eating.. a lot. I love it, but I hate how all the indulging makes me feel, so this year my resolution is to make lots of goodies for …

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas

By Fredrica Syren: Major holidays always seem to equal lots of waste but not so much eco-friendliness. It does not have to be like that. With just a little planning and very little effort, it’s absolutely possible to have an eco-friendly Christmas that is still budget friendly. Here are my …

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Real Christmas Trees vs. Artificial Christmas Trees

By Kim Robson: It’s a very real debate: Which is better for the environment, an artificial Christmas tree or a real fresh-cut one? Considering that Americans spent $1.3 billion on real Christmas trees and over $850 million on fake trees in 2015 alone, it’s a question worth addressing. According to …

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Energy Saving Holiday Gift Ideas

By Kacey Bradley: The holidays are here, which means that you probably have a million different things happening at once. There’s food to buy and meals to prep, a house to clean, family to invite to dinner and — what may be the most important part of the season — …

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Budget Friendly Holiday Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: During this holiday season, we strive to surprise our family and friends with useful and memorable gifts. At the same time, it helps to have a spending plan in mind in order to avoid the woes of receiving over-extended credit card bills. To remain within your budget, make a list …

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Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving

By Fredrica Syren: I hate going shopping around the Christmas holiday. There is always lots of traffic, no parking spots, crowded malls — and you spend too much money. Since we try to live a simpler life with fewer belongings, I also try to be creative when it comes to gifts. And I really love giving gifts that keep on giving: I’m talking about donating money to …

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Tips for Buying Safe Christmas Toys 

By Fredrica Syren:  When I was 8 years old, my grandfather gave me a baby doll for Christmas. She was so pretty, and I could feed her and change her. I named her Mia. I still remember the joy of my special doll. Now I am the mom of a little girl who loves dolls, and last year Santa brought her an American …

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Green Holiday Wrapping

By Kim Robson: We all want to reduce waste during the holidays and avoid wrapping paper, especially non-recyclable metallic or foil paper. But I get so tired of those uninspired gift bags. Luckily, there are many creative and beautiful ways to wrap gifts that don’t harm the planet. Plenty of …

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