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How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

Get the whole family involved in holiday cards this year! While posing for a family photo does have a certain caché, making your own own botanical greetings with materials sourced straight from the garden is a fun way to spend some time together this season, without the drama of matching sweaters.
  • Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Weekend Reading: Why Is Sushi So Unsustainable?

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet I wanted to find out why high-end (well, all) sushi restaurants are so unsustainable. The answer was surprising. | Quartz The Holidays How do you deal with a family who looks down on a sustainable Christmas? | Eleanore Snare For all my Jewish readers out there, here’s a conscious guide...
    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    Nuno Gift Wraps are colorful wrap cloths inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki made from 100% recycled polyester from water bottles. They are laughably easy to use, with patterns ranging from cute and fun to classy and modern.
    How to Cook, Gift, and Travel Sustainably This Holiday Season

    How to Cook, Gift, and Travel Sustainably This Holiday Season

    This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let's focus on the food, shall we? However you choose to celebrate, there will likely be food. Make it, bring it, gift it, eat it. Here are some vegan cookbooks and ethically made tools, ingredients, and gifts that will get sustainable foodies of all stripes through the holiday...
    15 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas That Will Impress

    15 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas That Will Impress

    Doesn’t it make your eye twitch to see the mounds of plastic ribbons going into the trash on Christmas morning? Or make you uncomfortable to wonder just how they make wrapping paper so shiny and colorful, who made it, and where? Yeah, let’s opt out of that glossy stuff and into something more sustainable. But...
    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    I’m not religious. Anymore, anyway. Yes, I know Christmas has the word Christ in it, but we all know by now it’s a modern amalgamation of Christian, Pagan, and commercial rituals. Still, it feels like magic. So I celebrate it, of course. I celebrate the twinkle lights, and picking out the perfect present for everyone....
    Zady and Vespa Will Deliver Your Last-Minute Gifts Tomorrow

    Zady and Vespa Will Deliver Your Last-Minute Gifts Tomorrow

    Zady, one of my favorite e-commerce sites for classy conscious fashion (men, women, and kids), and Piaggio Group Americas today announced the launch of Operation: Santa. Order a gift on Zady, and a svelter-than-normal Santa Clause riding a Vespa will deliver your gift, courier-style, to your doorman or front door. Hello, cuteness!   Operation: Santa is available for orders placed on Zady.com between 12 p.m. on Monday,...
    Recipe: Real, Traditional, Get-Your-Guests-Wasted Eggnog From My Great Grandmother Morgan

    Recipe: Real, Traditional, Get-Your-Guests-Wasted Eggnog From My Great Grandmother Morgan

    Don’t even think about getting store-bought eggnog this season, because now you have a recipe for eggnog that is probably a century old. The women in my family have passed this recipe down for generations. It supposedly originated with my great grandmother Morgan, who would serve it to her guests in Mississippi. Since then, it’s been getting...