If stored carefully, tree decorations can stay in a family for many years. The choice of decorations is down to personal taste, but basically handmade, natural or recycled decorations are going to be more planet-friendly than buying lots of plastic.

It’s great fun to make your own – see our Pinterest board below for some ideas.

Festive Table Settings

Make your festive table beautiful with natural decorations where possible.

Festive meals can be messy – a crowded table with lots of food and drink inevitably lead to spills and stains which can be
difficult to get out of a traditional table cloth. Paper is an alternative, but it’s definitely one use, and easily spoiled with spills.

If you’re buying a new table cloth why not consider oilcloth – which
can be simply wiped clean and reused for years? If the thought
of the plastics has put you off up to now – it’s now possible to find oilcloth
which is PVC and phthalate free. Try Norfolk Textiles, or search for ‘eco-friendly oilcloth’