Few weeks before Christmas this year I have been checking Christmas markets here in Dublin. What I believe is one of the nicest activity before the festive period and then shortly after the sale period. Yes, sale – I know exactly where to buy porcelain candle holder.
Of course one of the nicest parts of this time of the year is the preparation for Christmas. We all would love to see snowflakes falling down slowly out the window while our Christmas tree blinks with lights and decorations.
Then later on one of the saddest moment of the post-Christmas time is the image of what it used to be a beautiful Christmas tree, now is just a half dry bits of wood thrown out at the front garden waiting to be collected – hopefully with the organic waste. Even though the trees are planted especially for the purpose I use to think it is really unfair on our planet. Some sellers sell the trees planted in pots, the tree stays fresh and when done with Christmas we can plant it into our garden. My friend back in Poland does it every year, she has a personal miniature forest in her garden now. They could also be planted into the wild, what nature gave should receive back.
But there is nothing worst then a very toxic plastic Christmas tree. The toxins disable me to speak when I had to unwrap and fold good few of them. So, my guess would be it ain’t good for asthmatics.
There is plenty of alternative Christmas tree decorations to explore, handmade natural gifts of nature. They last a lifetime and when their life is over they will not do any damage to any living creature. Why not focus on those?
Driftwood Decs sells beautiful Christmas trees made from driftwood in Wicklow town and in Dublin flea markets where I met the maker and designer Tom – to find out more click on the link which will bring you to Tom’s Facebook page.
LET’S TRY NOT TO ADD MORE WASTE DURING THIS CHRISTMAS
Author: Walkowska Aleksndra