Remember Gratitude

Ahhhh, it’s that time of year again. The holidays. A time when in theory, we are meant to gather and be thankful, celebrate one another and reflect on the past year. And in theory a time when we come together and create ritual in the name of hope, love and peace. Well, it seems to me we have forgotten all that and in the last, say, 25 years or so in the age of mass consumerism and technological advancement Christmas or the holiday season has morphed into stressful, endless rat race of want, desire and waste. As a matter of fact in the United States alone our waste out put between Thanksgiving and New Year’s increases by roughly 30%, yes even in these though times.

I wrote my book, I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas as both a reminder of the true spirit of Christmas as well as a guide for a less wasteful Christmas and holiday season. I truly believe that if we re-prioritize and reconnect to a deeper sense of community and sharing we have such a wonderful opportunity to create meaningful and lasting traditions. I invite you to open up my book and find (or create your own) crafts, recipes and projects that use less and mean more.

Please share yours with us.

Published on: December 06, 2010
About the Author
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Anna Getty is a mother of two, chef, environmental advocate, green living educator and the founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month. She has penned two books including I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas and Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic.

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