The holidays is the time of year that people think about what they are grateful for, spend more hours volunteering or just enjoy being around family and friends. For some, it is a reason to celebrate a new life and, for others, a time to celebrate a life well lived. Here are some earth-friendly ideas for celebrating both—the beginning of a life and the end of the physical life as we know it, yet the start of life beyond the stars.

Those sweet little ones that make you a blessed parent can have very sensitive skin. Whether it be from those pesky allergy genes passed down or simply from being exposed to everything new, it is important to use organic skin care products. Green toys and eco-friendly diapers are also available in a variety of options on the market.

Green Toys
B Toys
Crazy Crayons

Skin Care
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California Baby
Bathtime Kids & Bathtime Baby
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Seventh Generation
The Honest Co

Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult and saddest experiences in life. Sometimes it only helps to ease the pain by remembering that they would not want you to be so sad. Whether they were a green thumb or if you are, consider celebrating their love of nature with sustainable funeral options. Talk with the funeral director about sustainable cremation and other options including biodegradable cardboard caskets. Commemorate your loved one by planting a tree in the ashes and watch it grow through the years. Check out more details:

Greenspring Natural Cemetery
Green funeral tips

Remember, no matter our age, religion, ethnicity, spirituality and life experiences, we are all connected through love, gratitude and grace.