Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's beginning to look like Christmas...

Every year the Christmas decoration around town has little surprises. This year they decided to use recycled PET (soda) plastic bottles and thousands of electric poles have an unusual decor. At night, the ornaments are lit and create a beautiful and colorful effect.

What can we do to make happy green holidays? Let's try to use our creativity and limit the impact on the environment this holiday season.
- Recycle... Old Christmas cards into gift tags, bookmarks, decoupage boxes...
- Avoid unnecessary packaging and accept only the bags you need.
- Buy food and drink packaged in materials that can be recycled.
- Use a reusable shopping bag or reuse your plastic bags!
- Buy recycled... Or look for alternatives, there are pretty gifts that are made from recycled materials.
- Make decorations from scrap materials.
- Make a resolution to recycle in 2008!


Kerri said...

It's looking and sounding like Christmas here too. I heard Christmas music playing over the speakers at school today, and the school kids are talking about Christmas. It seems a bit soon to me, but the season stretches from Thanksgiving right through to December 25th these days.
These decorations are interesting and clever Cris. What are PET bottles?

kenju said...

I do as much of that as I can. I like your recycled decorations.

Connie Peterson said...

All excellent ideas! And I love the idea of the recycled plastic decorations!

I am going to send my christmas letter by email to all that have email.


Sonia said...

Ótima idéia Cris! O nosso planeta agradece!

Ash said...

Lovely images Cris. I love the second one. Good tips too. Will keep that in mind :)

Moi said...

a green Christmas.....:) beautiful have been a major proponent of recycling through your blog, Cris..and i totally admire than

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Cris,

Great way to look at christmas I like your photography,

Answer : You askes me when I come to Brasil? Well we have been there 2 years ago in Areal 'd Ajuda, great place , very small, but we were there 2 weeks . why? should I go elsewhere in Brasil? You can give me/us an advise perhaps?

I Just want to let you know that: I POSTED TODAY (FRIDAY) again 3 more HUGH works of the LOUVRE on my blog, a slide- show with 34 photo's and 8 collages, also a close-up of the MONA LISA, so please watch it :)

Have a great weekend! :)


JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Cris,
I received your comments, they come into my emailbox so I recieved that, or did you wrote emails beside that?



CHRIS muito prazer em visitá-la.
É uma belo blog, muito bem trabalhado.
Vim a convite da Sonia, grande bloqueira amiga de Avaré.
Tenho um blog, também que coloca à sua disposição: BOA LEITURA

Kelli said...

I would not have guessed they were made from plastic bottles....very neat! I love the snowmen!


Paula said...

Before I scrolled down, I couldn't decide what those Snowmen were made from . Thanks for explaining. I am making all my gift tags this year from last years Christmas cards.

Anonymous said...

Well you photos are always so much fun but these are really cool. The thought of recycling making such beautiful decorations is wonderful.

I do hope you are well.

a-xpressions said...

Woww Cris,...very interesting decoration for Christmas...! Like the thought u are spreading thru this post...yes, i agree "Recycle" is the need of this century...
Totally luv this "Green Christmas" post!

laila said...

Cris adorei as dicas ecologicamente orretas! concordo em genero nuemro e cor! bjos

Luna said...

Thats funny the snow men with bottles. Great idea. We have to pay here to every bottle a pledge. So we bring them back to the shop.
Great idea with a green holiday post, Cris.
Have a nice day !

Sonia said...

Obrigada Cris, pelas carinhosas e incentivadoras palavras! Blogar é realmente o máximo. Pois foi exatamente através do blog que tive o prazer de conhecer você. É incrível, mas sinto que a conheço pessoalmente! Acho que só quem bloga é que pode entender o que sentimos por nossas amigas virtuais. Beijos, amiga!

Tammy said...

What great pictures...and I love some of the ideas- old Christmas cards into bookmarks and tags is a wonderful one!

Deana@Fridaynightfishfry said...

Oooooh, that is different!

guild-rez said...

Very nice..Cris
Wishing you and your family an wonderful Christmas Season..
cheers Gisela

What Do We Love About Christmas?

What do we love about Christmas;
Does our delight reside in things?
Or are the feelings in our hearts
The real gift that Christmas brings.

It's seeing those we love,
And sending Christmas cards, too,
Appreciating people who bring us joy
Special people just like you.

shnaggy said...

wow cris, i thought that is made of garlic(first pix). sad to say that all my decors these season are made in china. but last year i did recycle. it was antique, hope you can dig up my christmas post.
and i love your food blog. i wish i can try one of your recipes someday. specially the avocado. btw, do you have an avocado dip recipe? i lost mine. it was from a mexican-american friend and it was just so yum with doritos or any other chips.

Mike said...

It is so funny to see Christmas decorations with leaves on the trees! Reminds me of many Christmas' spent with family in New Orleans...even they lose a lot of thier leaves though but not all.


guild-rez said...

Hi Cris, I am sure you would love to come right now for a visit..lots of snow, not too cold and you can build really nice snow mans,
cheers Gisela

guild-rez said...

Hi Cris, I am sure you would love to come right now for a visit..lots of snow, not too cold and you can build a big snow men,
cheers Gisela

Please don't use any plastic drinking water bottles, use refillable plastic bottles instead.

guild-rez said...

more snow pictures to be seen at Guildwood Village and Guild Gardens:-))
cheers Gisela

guild-rez said...

anytime Cris..
Thank you for all your comments.. is the little rose shown as well, pls. take a look.
What a difference..
my post..
Saturday, November 17, 2007
the last roses in the garden..
cheers Gisela
I responded to all of your other comments on my blog.

Britt-Arnhild said...

That's cute....

Recycling is totally after my heart.

guild-rez said...

Dear Cris..Frohe Weihnachten..
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Greetings from Canada

Kerri said...

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas dear Cris and a blessed 2008.
It's been a joy getting to know you during this past year, and seeing your beautiful corner of the world.