Christmas comes just once a year, however this festive period of decadence and excess is frequently a time for even the most environmental friendly people to forget themselves in the frantic run up to the festive season. It is not that tough to have a green Christmas without spoiling any fun. A lot of waste is produced during Christmas with mountains of wrapping paper and cards discarded every year. Lessen the impact of this overflow of paper by choosing recycled wrapping paper and cards, reusing them wherever possible, and composting anything that is left. Plan carefully and do not buy too much food other than what is needed. Any leftover food can be used up instead of throwing it away and do not forget to compost waste food.