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Winter Activities: The Best New And Old Cold-Weather Traditions (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/17/10 08:03 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

It's cold outside. Your bathing suit is back in storage. The last time you saw the sun was in a postcard. Welcome to winter!

Time to get over your cold-weather blues, and embrace all of the wonderful traditions that the season has to offer. From cocoa to chestnuts, sweaters to snowballs, there's a lot to love about this sun-devoid season.

Unfortunately, cold winters may become a lot more unpredictable due to climate change, which is why this winter, we've decided to embrace all traditional winter activities...with a green twist!

We've listed some of our favorite winter activities, but what about you? What's your favorite winter tradition, and do you have tips to making it more eco-friendly? Let us know in the comments below.

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What better way to warm up than by sipping a cup of hot cocoa? Make sure it’s organic, fair-trade hot chocolate in your mug. And hold the marshmallows- they contain gelatin, made from boiled animal bones. Or buy some vegetarian marshmallows- there are even ones shaped like snowflakes and snowmen!
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