Going back to nature this Christmas!
Do you find the lead up to Christmas stressful? For many of us, this can be a time of sensory overload, excessive materialism and abundance of consumption.
Doodle Lovely is going back to nature this December and would like to encourage more calm, creativity and sustainability this month coming!
So what does this mean?
In a nutshell, it is about feeling good during the lead up to Christmas, getting closer with nature and appreciating the simplicity of what this can bring and what it can save! Not only in your mind, but also in your wallet!
How to bring nature to your Christmas
Bringing nature to your Christmas is the perfect way to carve ‘5 minutes for you’ and a great way to spend meaningful time with others! Here are just a couple things to get you started!
1) Spend time outdoors – Winter can be a lovely time of year to get out and go for a walk! Explore and see this season in a different way. Whether you have a little green space or a forest close by, enjoy the calming and recharging powers that nature brings. TIP: Remember to look for items that you can use for a nature table or creating decorations!
2) Create homemade decorations – Trim your tree with homemade decorations. Remember to keep it simple and have fun! Use things that are in or around you own home. Stuck for ideas? No problem CLICK HERE for inspiration.
3) Make your gifts – I know, you do not have time! But let’s be honest, would you rather go into crowded shops multiple times, or spend the day tucked in your cozy home, making gifts for loved ones? I know what I would choose! You don’t have to be a whizz or spend a lot on materials. Check out these GREAT gift ideas CLICK HERE.
4) Make your own gift wrap – Commercial wrapping paper is problematic in a number of ways! Fibres found in cheaper types of paper are not strong enough to recycle. Wrapping paper is often dyed and laminated and can also contain non-paper additives such as gold and silver colouring, glitter and plastics. And to compound all this, it often has sticky tape still attached to it.
The most important thing is to start small and pick one thing that helps bring you closer to nature. This is the perfect way to enjoy more peace and happiness leading up to Christmas!