Communal Christmas cards
In the UK, we send enough Christmas cards that if we placed them alongside each other, they’d cover the world’s circumference 500 times! So not great for our use of the planet’s resources. So for some years prior to Covid 19, we have suggested that people who wish to send cards to fellow members of the congregation, do just one card for everyone and post it in the letter box that will be at the back of the church.
In the Sundays leading up to Christmas, the box will be emptied and the cards displayed, probably on the screen by the font. Any money you save, could be given to the Roof Appeal !
How about a LOAF Christmas?
LOAF stands for Locally grown, Organic, Animal friendly, Fairtrade and is an encouragement for us to think about how and where our food is produced and under what conditions. Christmas dinner would be a challenge - are you up for it? Maybe even one item on the menu?
Reduce, re-use and recycle
More of a challenge at Christmas but given COP 26 and the Climate Emergency code red, maybe now is the time for a re-set in how we do Christmas. So consider 2nd hand, upcycling ( something new from something old) and recycle everything else! Marilyn Banister