November 25, 2007

'tis the season

Seems the instant you put down your fork on Thanksgiving the Christmas decorations sprout up around you, doesn't it? Oh, I'm not complaining . . . I'm the first one to load up the Christmas music.

Everywhere you look, you can see that the holiday season is here. While I was on a mini vacation this past week, I took some time to lounge with a magazine and read this little tidbit in Real Simple:

"Household waste increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. In the United States, trash from wrapping paper and shopping bags totals 4 million tons."

Guess we should bring our reusable bags for gift shopping, too, eh?

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I was at Tar-jay yesterday and saw...gasp! Artificial wreaths made from PVC! It was right on the label! I thought they agreed to get rid of that stuff?!?!

We used to laugh at our parents for saving wrapping paper and bows from year to year, and now look at us! What goes around, comes around.