Skint? Green? Sick of consumerism, but mostly just skint? Me too.
Wendy wrote in with this idea…’Just thinking about Christmas time and how we can make it more local and sustainable, for a tree we could try and find an organically locally grown one but for those of us on a budget that can be a bit dear so here is my alternative suggestion. Find any big vegetation and just play about until it looks the way you want it. Add some lights a bit of tinsel and any baubles you can find.’
Re-gift and thrift are the watchwords at Fife Diet mansion. DIY, fill-your-own, cracker kits can actually work out pricier than buying cheap, ready made crackers but are a lot more fun. Buy a kit from the Oxfam Ethical Collection, available in stores and online at Oxfam and you’ll also be contributing towards the charity’s work.
If you’ve got ideas for saving-money on Christmas food or presents leave a comment with your suggestions. Remember this Christmas ‘we’re all in this together’. Ho ho ho.