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All I Want for Christmas is…Experiences Not Things

Vanessa Weber is a guest writer for Earth Mamas International. As a Life Skills teacher and environmental enthusiast, she loves infusing eco-friendly practices into her classroom and training her students to do the same. While teaching abroad, she has seen countless environmental tragedies first-hand. This has inspired her to work towards living a zero-waste lifestyle and inspiring others to always do what they can. The Spark A few years ago the heartstrings were pulling me… Read More »All I Want for Christmas is…Experiences Not Things

Oh Christmas tree, how “green” is your tree?

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the tree, of course. They come in all shapes and sizes. From the small, “minimalist” charlie brown tree to the epic, towering giants full of sparkling bows and oversized ornaments. Whatever type of tree it may be, I think we can all agree, that it adds that little touch of magic to your home.   I remember laying under our Christmas tree as a kid, with my sister,… Read More »Oh Christmas tree, how “green” is your tree?

Rethinking Wrapping

I love Christmas. The smells, the songs, the cold weather (not here in Malaysia but whatever) and most importantly the memories of time spent with family. For me, unfortunately, it’s molded into something much more than this, literally.  And when I say more, I mean stuff more. At times Christmas can feel like a competition. Which honestly, boils down to the who ends up with the most amount of gifts they will use for a… Read More »Rethinking Wrapping

No New Gifts

This Christmas we’re doing things a little differently: Our New Christmas Gifting Rules -Home madeOr-Second Hand I’d like to start out by stating that my family is incredible for indulging me and agreeing to a new set of gift giving rules. I would also like to mention that we did not start out with the rules and abandon western gift giving traditions “cold turkey”. Though, if you like this idea, I don’t see why you… Read More »No New Gifts