Your guide to an eco-friendly Easter

Your guide to an eco-friendly Easter

For our family, celebrating Easter means celebrating the changing seasons and welcoming springtime. Here in Vancouver, spring is in the air and blossoms are everywhere. It’s truly a lovely time of year.

Just like any other holiday, I aim to make Easter as eco-friendly as possible—but without losing any sleep over it! I don’t DIY everything, and that’s perfectly okay.

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Your guide to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

Your guide to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

Let’s be honest: Valentine’s Day has fallen out of favour recently, with many disregarding the holiday altogether. I completely understand and appreciate this sentiment. At the same time, it’s a long winter—especially with the pandemic! It can be refreshing to have little things to look forward to and add some excitement to the day-to-day, even if it’s a rather frivolous holiday. And I firmly believe that you can give gifts that are sustainable and can help give back to the community. Here are a few ideas.

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How to wrap experience gifts: Keep the magic of unwrapping presents!

How to wrap experience gifts: Keep the magic of unwrapping presents!

Let’s be honest: as amazing as experience gifts are, they’re not always the most fun to unwrap. There’s something so special about the unwrapping experience that’s sad to lose. When it comes to kids especially, they want something tangible! But experience gifts don’t have to mean that there’s nothing to unveil. Experiences can be “wrapped” to make them even more fun. Here’s how to do it.

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What if others aren’t on board? Troubleshooting low-waste gift giving

What if others aren’t on board? Troubleshooting low-waste gift giving

I get a lot of questions about one particular problem when it comes to minimal and low-waste gift giving: what about well-meaning loved ones who just don’t get it?

It’s tough, I know. Whether it’s a very generous grandparent who wants to shower your child with gifts or an aunt who doesn’t respect your wishes for experience gifts, it can sometimes feel like no one understands what you’re trying to do or why. Here’s how I handle the situation.

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