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The most wonderful time of the year is upon us again. Christmas markets are open, it smells of cloves and roasted almonds and streets are filled with mesmerising fairy lights.

This holiday is undoubtedly a time to indulge and relax. Delicious food, good conversations and spending time with the dearest and most loved ones around you. It’s also a time for reflection, a time to think of the less fortunate and the bigger picture in life. A time to get to know yourself and find out what is really important to you. A time to lay back and relax in order to be able to start the new year refreshed.

Excessive Consumption

Unfortunately, though, Christmas in this day and age is really still all about consumption. We buy increasingly more and things tend to become cheaper to meet demands. People can’t really be blamed for this because, just like our children, we are flooded with stimuli at Christmas time. That leads to the fact that we buy toys and gadgets which are used a couple of times before eventually landing in the bin. This society of consumption is greatly responsible for our plastic drowning oceans and the increasingly polluted air.

The Alternative

So, here is an appeal to all people who are tempted to buy something that will probably sooner than later not be used anymore: think about it again. Giving is a wonderful thing! It’s even nicer to give something that has a positive effect on our planet, gives us joy and serves us long-term. Gifts made from sustainable materials such as wood or recycled materials are not only better for the environment but are cool too. Quality over quantity is the way forward! Choose to invest in one or two important things instead of looking for importance in quantity.

How about something that is guaranteed to be in daily use for many years, is good for your health and CO2 neutral and therefore completely future-oriented? An Una Organic product is definitely worth an investment. Give your loved ones a sustainable pillow and give your partner and/or yourself a new mattress! Another valuable gift for expecting mothers would be a completely natural baby mattress.

We wish you a wonderful advent and Christmas season!