Are you bummed out with the hefty energy cost of decking the halls? We've come up with a few ways to reduce waste and energy costs by having a more "green" holiday season!
LED Christmas Lights
Looking for a more reliable and durable option than your standard Christmas lights? Try LED lights! They come in many beautiful hues and use 80% less energy than their older counterpart! They are much more environmentally friendly and can even last 10 times longer. You can buy them as a string of lights, icicle hanging lights or even a curtain of lights for dramatic effect.
Putting your lights on timers will save you time & money. You can get timers at any home improvement store and they are easy to install! Set them up to go on when it's dark and off in the daylight. Gone are the days of running outside in the rain to turn on all the Christmas lights at night!
Solar Powered Lights
Never fear, solar powered lights will work even on a typical overcast PNW day! Set them up a few hours before the sun goes down to ensure they soak up enough daylight to power themselves for the night. Make sure to get the waterproof kind!
Other Green Ideas
It is fun for grown ups and kids alike to forage for indoor decoration items! Try searching your backyard for evergreen boughs to decorate the mantle or pinecones to string as a garland. Homemade wreaths are also lovely gift ideas! What are you going to do to reduce your environmental impact this year?
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