It's not just for produce and milk anymore!
A few weeks ago I wrote about how to decorate "green," and I started thinking about how we can really incorporate our "green" living in our Christmas decorating. This is a practice that I have seen my mom and grandmother do since I was a child, but they didn't consider it "green;" they just liked the things we see in nature for the Christmas design. My grandmother had a huge magnolia tree in her backyard surrounded by pine trees, and every year she would take the magnolia leaves and pine cones and make great mantle and door decor for her house at Christmas. She also had a huge bush that had these beautiful red berries (I am not up on the names of plants and trees) that she would cut and incorporate into the arrangements. My mom picked up on all of this, and we would go over to Grandmother's to cut pine and magnolia leaves and berries and pine cones for our house.