Make Christmas more mindful and less wasteful with Oddbox this year

Oddboxers, it’s time. Like every year December has come around quicker than an avocado turns from ripe to brown, but we’re totally here for it and ready to get into the festive spirit.

The festive month means something different to everyone - whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or another religious fest, or whether you simply enjoy slowing down a little and spending time with your loved ones: It’s the time of the year to take a moment out of your busy everyday life and reflect on what’s truly important.

Naturally for us at Oddbox, minimising waste and making the most of what’s already there is what matters. To us, it’s not the accumulation of things that make the Christmas period special, it’s the time spent well with people that matter, and the quieter moments that make us reflect about ourselves & about the world around us.

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Why be more mindful this Christmas?

Christmas surely is the most wonderful time of the year (this song is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day now, you’re welcome). Sadly, it’s also one of the most wasteful times of the year. We won’t go on about the shocking stats of how many tons of turkeys, mince pies and wrapping paper are chucked every year: we’ve all personally experienced how full our bins are the week after Christmas, and being a bit more mindful in the decisions we make can change that.

We at Oddbox believe that small, sustainable swaps can be enjoyable, and help us connect with the people around us: Whether that means borrowing a dress for that special party from a friend and catching up as a result of it, or us at Oddbox HQ calling up one of our growers to see whether they have any produce that we can rescue:

The small, everyday changes are the ones that make a difference - not only in the way they help our planet, but also in where we find enjoyment in our personal lives.

What to expect from us in December

So, we’ve decided that this December we at Oddbox want to inspire people to make Christmas a lot more mindful and that little bit less wasteful. We have a range of festive activities planned - from waste-conscious gift guides to Christmassy recipes, tips, and giveaways.

We’re all in this together

And whilst we are self-proclaimed experts in fighting food waste, we need help from people that have mastered mindful living in other areas. Therefore we’re collaborating with a range of other brands and content creators on all things festive and sustainable - you’ll see the both are everything but mutually exclusive.

We’re also looking for all of your input - we love seeing the sustainable swaps you make in your everyday lives, so please keep sharing your tips for a #WasteConsciousChristmas.

We’re excited to make this Christmas the most mindful and special yet and we’d love for you to join us on the journey.

Happy December!

The Oddbox team

Oddbox Team