Merry meet all,
The end of the muggle year is almost here. Yule is coming up. The Winter Solstice occurs around the 21st. I decorated my goth tree to serve as a Yule tree. I listened to festive tunes and petted my cat while I hung the ornaments.
Note: If you do choose to use a real tree, be careful of bugs. They called your regal pine-scented tree home. There is no reason why they shouldn’t do the same to your home. Check before you axe. Or you might have a problem in your bedroom or bathroom. They might infest your drawers or cellar. I never had a problem but it is always wise to be careful. If you want that covetous piney scent in your home without the bug issue, then just cut some pine needles. Infuse them in water in a pot in your kitchen. Add oranges and spices for a festive risk free scent.
Besides, a fake tree is a more compassionate option. The real tree that adorns and bedecks your living room was a living being. It has a right to life. It seems silly to me to hurt a tree for such a short time. So be kind and be green this Yule.
The other way to be green this Yule: consider using gift bags instead of wrapping paper. Tons of wrapping paper, tinsel and gift bags too end up in landfill. Gift bags are not the greatest alternative because it still gets discarded but it is one option. Save the gift packaging you get your own gifts in to reuse next Yule.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t invite your best buds over for a gift wrapping party. Oh no by all means, enjoy. We need to be good to the earth and have fun at the same time!
Let us all gift the earth with love this Yule!
Many blessings, Lady Spiderwitch )O(