FYIDC: Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas

by Editorial

That “to-do” list for holiday entertaining can be overwhelming – especially if you’re planning an environmentally-friendly celebration – but it can also be a breeze with these quick and easy tips.

By Lynda Webster and Lesley Meredith, The Webster Group,


Send an E-vite
Websites, like Paperless Post, provide stylish varieties of electronic invitations that will spread the word about your event without harming any trees.

Create a colorful atmosphere
Reusable linens come in an array of patterns and hues, while potted plants add texture, depth, and organic beauty to any room.

Light it up
Add decorative LED lights to trees, centerpieces, and doorways. They use about one-tenth of the energy of conventional lights.

Plan an organic menu
Use local organic produce and grass-fed beef. Even the bar can be eco-friendly with organic wines from vineyards like Pheasant Valley Winery.

Add thoughtful details
Instead of providing party favors, arrange for a donation to be made to an environmental organization on behalf of each guest.

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