Species of the Week: Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
“Consumers plan to spend $997.73 on gifts, holiday items and other non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year”, according to an annual survey released in October by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics (Inman). A good way to save money on gifts and holiday decorations is to make something yourself- better yet, something made from materials that are cheap and easy to find! Check out this post to learn about a native evergreen species found in PA forests that has a history of being used to make Christmas decorations!
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Inman, Danielle. “Holiday Spending Reflects Continued Consumer Demand.” National Retail Federation. 21 Oct. 2021, https://nrf.com/.../holiday-spending-reflects-continued.... Accessed 22 Dec. 2021.