We asked some friends of Bamford to tell us more about what motivates them to tread lightly at Christmastime, and to share their inspirations and ideas with us so that we might all enjoy a more conscious Christmas.
‘Christmas is a time to show our gratitude for all that we are so privileged to enjoy. It is so easy to get swept up in the festivities and purchase gifts with enthusiasm, but this year more than ever we need to be mindful of excess and to consider ways to give differently – with a sensitive and careful consideration of the resources we are leaning upon. Gifts can take many forms.
Being conscious is about remembering others: whether that is those who are not as fortunate as to enjoy the luxuries we do and to offer them our support and our kindness; or the beauty and the gifts that nature offers us. We need to stop mistreating nature’s generosity and remind ourselves of why we must urgently do what we can to protect our planet – at Christmas as much as throughout the year.’