Green Holiday Decorations Biddeford ME

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Christmas Tree Shops
(207) 885-8885
490 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Best Buy
(207) 286-0583
405 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME
Hours
Mon: 10-9
Tue: 10-9
Wed: 10-9
Thurs: 10-9
Fri: 10-9
Sat: 10-9
Sun: 11-7;

Pottery Barn
(207) 775-6261
364 Maine Mall Road
Portland, ME
 
Christmas Etcetera
(207) 793-2784
70 Elm St
Newfield, ME
 
Mile Away Farm Christmas Wrths
(207) 342-2003
443 New England Rd
Searsmont, ME
 
Country Noel Christmas Etc
(207) 773-7217
57 Exchange St
Portland, ME
 
Best Buy
(207) 791-8800
364 Maine Mall Rd, Box #301
South Portland, ME
Hours
Mon: 10-9
Tue: 10-9
Wed: 10-9
Thurs: 10-9
Fri: 10-9
Sat: 10-9
Sun: 11-7;

Christmas Cove Designs
(207) 737-2128
438 Middle Rd
Dresden, ME
 
Christmas Tree Shops
(207) 885-8885
490 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Country Noel Christmas Etc
(207) 773-7217
57 Exchange St
Portland, ME
 

Green Holiday Decorating Tips

To the Jingle Bells Tune: “Waste, waste, waste. Spend, spend, spend. Time to waste and spend!” That seems to be the theme for the holiday season. But it doesn’t have to be. The holidays can be just as vibrant, pretty and inviting as always but it all can be done cheaper and greener. To help you deck the halls the eco way, check out these green holiday decorating tips!

  • Natural Decor & Scents – Pine cones, tree trimmings, baked goods and seasonal produce (cranberries, gourds, etc) all give the “look” of the holidays without having to buy a bunch of holiday decorations. Simmer cloves and ginger instead of burning candles and use what nature provides to accent tablescapes and rooms around the house. Rosemary, thyme and sage are all evergreen, wonderfully fragrant and can be used to season recipes all year long. Other fragrant herbs include basil, chamomile, lavender and mint. And small, living evergreen trees can be later planted in your yard for year-round beauty. Using live plants also reduces the fire risks that come with cut greenery, which can often become bone-dry by the end of the holiday season.
  • Green your tree – Ok, so fake trees may save lots of trees from being cut but they are made of very yucky, non-eco friendly materials. And cutting a tree and throwing it out after the holiday is also bad. So here are your options! Recycle your tree after the holiday or invest in an eco-friendly faux tree !
  • Reusable, not disposable – Paper holiday napkins, placemats and tablecloths offer convenience, but waste resources. Invest in holiday dishes, glassware and cloth napkins that you use every year. They will be a great part of your tradition and can be gifted to your children as well.
  • LED - The eco-friendly way to light up the holidays! These lights can withstand all kinds of weather and are long lasting and durable as well. When compared to other lights, they are reasonably priced and come in all the different shapes, colors, and sizes to choose from.
  • Last year’s wrapping is this year’s decor - Reuse last year’s holiday items to dress up this year’s celebrations. Cut up old greeting cards to use as gift tags or place cards, or tape the front of old cards to inexpensive, plain-color gift bags. Re-use last year’s ribbons and bows, and frame especially-attractive greeting cards to hang on your walls as holiday accents.
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