With the holiday season here, I've been thinking about holiday traditions lately. There are many traditions in place today which are wonderful in some aspects, but not so wonderful in other aspects.
The xmas tree is a great example. It is great how this tradition is something that brings family members together, it symbolizes love and togetherness for many people, and it bridges generational gaps. But at the same time, farming and harvesting trees for this purpose is less than ideal from an environmental perspective. From an economical perspective. Fake xmas trees have a negative environmental impact as well, and buying all those (probably China-made) plastic tree ornaments is kind of a bummer too, not only from an environmental perspective, but also from an economic one.
There are other traditions which, upon giving it some thought, are not as nurturing as commonly thought. Standard holiday cooking, decorating the house with lights and plastic things, vegging in front of a TV set while watching some cute xmas movie... These all seem less than ideal.
I'd like to start a few of my own holiday traditions: Ones that both I and my non-raw friends can enjoy. But I'd like them to be not only nurturing to the soul, but also to the environment, and from every other angle. To use Dr. Graham's word, a Winfinity type of tradition. Do you guys have any ideas? Do you have any cool traditions that you do around the holidays? Or specifically on Xmas day, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve? Do share :)