5 Ways to Celebrate sustainable Holidays with One Tree Planted
Meaghan Weeden | December 15, 2020 | 3 min read
Wondering How to Celebrate the Holidays This Year?
It's no secret that we love this time of the year. The snow is falling, the forest is quiet, and we're ready to do ALL of the winter things. Large gatherings may be off the table this year to protect our families, but there are still plenty of ways to get festive this holiday season — and let's face it, we all need something to celebrate this year!
At One Tree Planted, we choose to celebrate Treecember, which is like December but with trees! But in all seriousness, we take this time to honor the important stuff, like family, giving, and nature. And this year (okay, every year!) we're all about heading outdoors and enjoying the forests, trails, and slopes we can get to!
Check Out Our Treecember Video to learn More:
Here's 5 Fun Ways to Keep Things Merry and Bright (and Sustainable!) This Year:
1. CROSS OFF OUR SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAYS CHECKLIST
We know that during the busy-ness of the season, figuring out how to have a sustainable holiday can feel next to impossible. But that's where our Sustainable Holidays Checklist comes in! From DIY wrapping paper to LED Christmas lights, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite tips to help you stress less about your holiday footprint and focus on the important stuff.
2. GIFT A TREE PLANTED IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Feeling stumped about someone one your list? Consider giving them a tree! Why? Trees truly are the gift that keeps on giving: they absorb carbon, provide a home for wildlife, clean our air and water, hold the soil together, and so much more. And when you gift trees through us, you'll be able to customize an awesome e-card that's sure to delight the environmentalist in your life!
3. START PLANNING YOUR SUSTAINABLE NEW YEAR
2020 was one for the record books, and if you're anything like us, you've got high hopes for the new year. The week between Christmas and New Years is actually the perfect time to slow down and reflect on everything that has happened in 2020 — and make plans for all the sustainable things you'd like to do in 2021. So set aside a little time, put pen to paper, and dare to dream!
4. GIFT A COZY TREE BEANIE TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE (OR EVEN YOURSELF!)
With most indoor activities still locked down, more people than ever are getting outside this winter. And as long as you have the right equipment to stay warm and dry, the possibilities for fun are endless! So grab a One Tree Planted Tree Beanie — it's a super comfy hat that you can wear with pride. The best part? You'll be supporting reforestation projects around the world!
5. SHOW US HOW YOU'RE GETTING FESTIVE THIS #TREECEMBER
Here's your chance to get creative and share your holiday cheer with your friends and followers! Our #Treecember campaign is all about showing our gratitude for nature's abundance and giving back. So between now and December 31st, tag @onetreeplanted, and use the #Treecember hashtag to join in the fun. Each time you post and tag us, we'll plant a tree just for you!
We hope you have a happy, healthy holiday however you're celebrating. Just want to plant a tree for the holidays? We can help you with that!