It's that time of year again...I love Christmas, it rolls around so quickly these days though and we're all left wondering where the year went. Value the important things in life this Christmas, cherish family times and remember the gift of giving doesn't always need to be through tangible things. If you're thinking about resolutions for next year consider how you can make positive change in this world, wether it's with your fashion choices or focussing on other aspects of sustainability and living a better life for you and those around you.
Christmas can be a time of much waste so try to reduce your footprint by reusing or recycling all of that packaging and wrapping paper, carefully packing away your decorations for use next year and putting your real trees to good use rather than simply throwing them away. Those Christmas sweaters are fun and cute for a family snap but after one day of wear what will happen to it...buy second hand or invest in one you'll wear every year for the foreseeable future!
Give friends and family gift exchange cards to ensure your present is going to be used and loved or consider giving gift cards. And if you're on the receiving end of gift cards or cash then spend wisely...don't get sucked into Boxing Day sales and ensure you make considered purchases. Add value to your wardrobe if fashion is your spending area of choice and invest in pieces you will love for a long time. You know the drill, consume consciously! Review the Become a Conscious Consumer step of your Style Journey and most importantly have fun, enjoy, and may your Christmas be merry and your new year happy...
see you in 2017 and together we will continue the journey of curbing consumerism, one conscious step at a time!