Green Holiday and Gift Guide

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I did too.

And I’m over it now. The dishes, platters, trays, serving utensils, cooking utensils, pots and pans are all washed, dried, and put away. I’m even done with washing bazillion dish towels and napkins. By the looks of all that I had to wash, you’d think I’d servie the Brady Bunch!

And now that I am preparing to make my traditional After-Thanksgiving Turkey Enchilada Casserole, the official Christmas Season has started. Actually, for some big box stores, it started at 9PM last night! Awful, isn’t it?

I hope you didn’t or are planning to go out to a big box store today, wrestling the crowd, taking a chance on being trampled to death and/or buying yet, another, useless electronic gadget.

You know what’s better? Supporting handmade and not mass produced cheaply made goods from foreign soil. And, also making your Christmas a little gentler on the planet by reading this neat “Green Holiday Guide” published by Team Eco Etsy. It is chock full of awesome eco-friendly, money saving, memory creating, and beautifully simple ways to celebrate Christmas.

And on the back of the guide, there is even a clickable green handmade gift shopping guide with over 90 eco-friendly Team Eco Etsy shops to shop from. And of course, ecokaren is on there too. I’m slowly getting finished with some neat items to list in my shop finally, probably by beginning of next week.

Just to give you a peek inside the guide………here is the first page.

…and the first page of the gift guide…

I’ve worked on the guide with a very talented Eco Etsy’s graphic designer, Minna of Karuski. She makes real sweet vintage inspired items on her Etsy shop and has been great to work with.

Check out the Green Holiday Guide for simple and easy ways to green your Christmas. And if you want to spread the news, you can download the file for your blog or email to your friends too. And if you share it on your facebook or on Twitter, your followers will think you are a g.e.n.i.u.s!

So are you almost done with your Christmas shopping yet? What’s on your list this year?

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