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12th November

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


"Find a new way to help or support a cause you care about"

The only thing I can think of today, is my determination to decorate my own Xmas wrapping paper - caring about the environment, and avoiding glitter and micro-plastics that are present in the shiny wrapping papers.

I'm going to probably do potato-printed patterns on plain brown paper that I have. Or maybe stencil patterns on then colour them in. Or perhaps just draw something free-hand. I am going to buy cotton coloured twine for tying the parcels, and maybe some cotton ribbon for making bows.

I'll use glue rather than sticky tape.

I can't avoid ALL plastic, but I can certainly reduce it. I was looking at the children's gifts in one of the shops today - there was a nice Playmobil advent calendar which looked really cool - then I thought "It's basically lots of small pieces of plastic" and decided against it.

Buying local hand-made gifts is also something I'm trying to do as much as possible.
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