7 Tips for an Eco-Friendly X-Mas

LED lights use at least 75 percent less energy than conventional holiday decorations, according to Energy Star. That saves the average family about $50 on energy bills during the holiday, says Avital Binshtock of the Sierra Club in San Francisco.

LED lights are just one tactic homeowners can deck the halls while protecting the planet. Share six more by posting to Facebook a free article, 7 Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of four free articles now available in the December “Ideas to Make the Holidays Merrier” article package. Share all five today.

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  1. LED lights not only save energy being more earth friendly, they also last a lot longer so it’s worth the extra money to purchase them rather than having to buy new Christmas lights every year.

  2. Cecelia Siebrecht

    Thanks for the tips; however…………………..
    WHY call them X-Mas tips.
    I object to the use of that word.
    Remember it is Christmas…the annual………
    the Christian annual celebration of
    the birth of Jesus.
    Thank You for noticing the real

  3. Blog Contributor

    Hi Cecelia,
    This is Erica Christoffer with REALTOR Magazine here. Thanks for your feedback on the abbreviation of the word Christmas. I thought I’d point out that the use of the letter X actually comes from the Greek alphabet where X is pronounced “chi” and Christ’s name is spelled Χριστός. Also, a bit of word history (I’m a word geek): mas in the word Christmas is Old English word for “mass” as in church mass. Here’s some info from dictionary.com’s blog: http://blog.dictionary.com/xmas-christogram/
    Happy Holidays!