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Even though it’s snowing here in beautiful, southwest Michigan, everyone at PupLife.com is dreaming of a green Christmas. In addition to our wonderful selection of eco-friendly products for pooches and people, we wanted to share a few tips for “greening” your holidays. Enjoy!

O Tannenbaum
Who doesn’t love a Christmas Tree? While live trees (with the rootball) are great because they can be replanted or mulched, if you already have an artificial tree, by all means, use it. It’s better to enjoy it rather than send it off to a landfill. But, if you’re looking for an alternative, consider a potted evergreen or a fragrant rosemary topiary. You might even opt for decorating a tree in your yard!

Lighting Is Everything
All those beautiful, twinkling lights really set the holiday mood, but switching over to L.E.D. lights saves energy and money. L.E.D lights use only ten percent of the energy of traditional lights and generate less heat reducing potential fire hazards in the home. Be sure to turn off your holiday displays at bedtime or invest in a lamp-timer that will automatically turn your decorative lights on and off.

Ornamental Ideas
One of our favorite holiday projects is turning last year’s Christmas cards into holiday ornaments. With today’s hectic schedules it can be difficult to keep up with friends and family throughout the year. Sitting down with a stack of the previous year’s cards is a terrific reminder of how valuable those relationships really are and the perfect time to take a moment to appreciate the things that really matter in life – our loved ones!

Green Giving
Choose gifts made from recycled materials like our line of super comfy dog beds made from recycled pop bottles! From dog sweaters knit out of recycled cotton to organic dog food and treats to biodegradable pick-up bags, we’ve got you covered. Check out our full line of earth-friendly dog supplies here.

Reconnect With Nature
If you’re lucky enough to live in a balmy climate this shouldn’t be difficult, but even here in the frosty midwest, the great outdoors are simply magical at Christmas time. There’s nothing better than taking the dogs on hike through the woods with snow falling all around. So, gather up (or bundle up) the kids and dogs and enjoy some fresh air.

There are many ways to reduce, recycle and reuse during the holidays and throughout the year. Got a great suggestion? Let us know!

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