We’re dreaming of a ‘green’ Christmas

Season's Greetings from Merkato

The holiday season is a fun time of year but it can result in a lot of waste: tissue paper, wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, bows and bags. It all adds up. Here at Merkato, we’ve been thinking about the different ways to reduce our waste this season while we dream of a white and ‘green’ Christmas.

Steve is a big Christmas fan and he wanted the offices decorated to celebrate the season. Sure, we could have picked up a handful of nifty store-bought decorations, but that didn’t seem as fun as what we came up with.

With a stack of GOOSE (Good On One Side Eco-friendly) paper, good scissors and some inspiration from the movie Elf, we got decorating. A string of Christmas lights, snow white chain links and paper snowflakes were all we needed to complete our ‘green’ winter wonderland theme. And it feels pretty good.

Merkato Christmas

If you’re looking to make fancy blizzard-worthy snowflakes, check out Martha Stewart’s post. She knows what’s up this holiday season.

Also, if you haven’t already licked those stamps and sent your holiday greetings in the mail think about sending an e-card! It’s one of the greenest greetings around!

From all of us here at Merkato, we wish you a joyful holiday season! Looking forward to everything the new year has to offer!

(posted by Sacha)

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