Presents to buy, gifts to wrap, cards to send, and goodies to bake. It's that time of year again. And as crazy and stress inducing as the holidays can be for us humanoids, it must be infinitely more tiresome for Mother Earth, who by now has surely come to dread the month of December for all the increased waste and demands it places on her resources.
As you ponder the stresses of another frenzied holiday shopping season, consider this: The time you spend at the mall could be used instead to create wilderness-friendly holiday traditions that are both kind to Mother Nature and enriching to your family.
Giving the gift of quality time in nature and creating family traditions that focus on preservation of our earth can be as lovely a present as anything out of a box. Better yet, such gifts last for life when you consider the long-lasting memories they create.